Traffic management announced for Luncarty to Pass of Birnam

28th August 2019

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Existing traffic management restrictions around the Luncarty Junction are to be extended as part of the ongoing A9 dualling programme.

The new traffic restrictions will come into effect from August 29th and are anticipated to remain in place until spring 2021.

Extended traffic management could mean delays

Northbound traffic on the A9 will be reduced to a single lane, with traffic guided to cross the central reservation as part of an extended contraflow. 

It will be in effect on the approach to Luncarty Junction as part of the Luncarty to Pass of Birnam A9 dualling works.

A spokesperson for Transport Scotland stated: “This marks the start of the second major phase of traffic management for the project to dual the A9 from Luncarty to Pass of Birnam.

“This essential traffic management will open up the site and allow our contractor to continue works on the construction of the new northbound carriageway at this location.”

Motorists are advised the traffic management system will be monitored around the clock, with drivers expected to face some delays when travelling in this area for the foreseeable future.

The extension of the traffic management area is integral to the safe delivery of tying the new section of northbound carriageway into the existing dual carriageway.

Ellie Baker, brand manager at FCS Scotland, adds: “Motorists may face delays in the area during the coming months but, once completed, the project will deliver faster journeys and a major boost to the local economy in the years ahead.”