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Work Starts on Bridge North of Pitlochry Starts Tonight

Essential maintenance is planned for the Craighulan Bridge which carries the A9 over the A924 north of Pitlochry with work due to get underway this week.

The project will involve teams replacing the deck expansion joints which will help ensure the structure continues to operate safely for years to come.

Work on the expansion joints is scheduled to start on Monday 15 March and will take place between 9pm and 6am over four nights.  All work is expected to be completed by 6am Friday 19 March.

To protect the workforce and motorists, overnight lane closures with temporary traffic lights will be in place on the A9. In addition, the A9 southbound on-slip situated to the north of Pitlochry will be closed for the first two nights of the works. This will be followed by the closure of the A9 northbound carriageway on and off-slip on the subsequent two nights. All traffic management will be removed during the daytime. 

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government COVID-19 guidance, will supplement the operating procedures and risk assessments that have been developed to provide a safe working environment for the team undertaking the project.

Commenting on the upcoming project, BEAR Scotland North West Representative Eddie Ross said: “This essential bridge maintenance project will allow our teams to carry out the replacement of expansion joints on the A9 Craighulan Bridge such that the bridge continues to operate safely.

“The traffic management programmed is essential to protect the workforce and motorists. We’ve taken steps to limit the overall impact of the project by carrying out the works overnight.

“We thank all road users and the local community for their patience in advance while we carry out these essential maintenance activities.  We encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information.”

Real-time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or mobile site my.trafficscotland.org

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