A9 travellers advised on potential disruption

12th April 2019

A9 travellers

Ongoing A9 dualling works between Luncarty and the Pass of Birnam will see the implementation of overnight traffic management measures from this week.

Having got underway on April 11th, a five-week programme of works will see motorists facing road closures and a temporary 30 mph speed limit in the area.

Overnight disruption for drivers

All work on the carriageway has been scheduled to take place between the hours of 20:00 and 06:00 Monday to Friday, with no restrictions in place at the weekend.

The present phase of the A9 dualling project will see existing utilities being diverted, as well as various culvert extensions below the A9 carriageway and the creation of new access points to local routes.

A spokesperson for Transport Scotland stated: “We are continuing to work closely with our contractor to minimise any disruption to traffic and would like to thank road users in advance for their patience whilst our contractor carries out these works.

“Transport Scotland apologise for any inconvenience caused during these works.”

With the upcoming Easter bank holiday, the body has reassured motorists that no traffic management measures will be in place throughout this busy weekend.

Despite this, motorists are advised to allow extra time to complete journeys in the area during this five-week programme of carriageway improvements.

Ellie Baker, brand manager at FCS Scotland, adds: “Ongoing development of the A9 dualling scheme will provide a welcome boost for travellers in the future. Motorists must therefore bear with potential disruption at present, to ensure the smooth and safe upgrade of this important route.”