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£520,000 RESURFACING IMPROVEMENTS - A9 Badacreamh Southbound and A9 South of Slochd

14th October 2015

Works start Friday 16 October 2015.

Two locations on the A9 near Inverness are soon to be upgraded following an investment of £520,000 from Transport Scotland.

Works will begin first at Badacreamh, which will see improvements to 0.6km of the southbound carriageway of the A9. Resurfacing is due to start on Friday 16 October for up to two weeks. For safety, a lane closure and a 10mph convoy system of traffic management will be in place on the dualled section of the southbound carriageway to allow teams to carry out the resurfacing.

The second set of improvements will take place on the A9 South of Slochd on Monday 2 November and is also programmed to take up to two weeks. To ensure the safety of road workers and road users, temporary traffic lights and a 10mph convoy system will be in operation while works are carried out.

Both sets of improvements will be carried out between 7am and 7pm each day from Monday to Friday with no works planned at weekends.

Traffic management will be removed out with working hours to keep disruption to a minimum, although a speed restriction of 30mph will remain in place as traffic will be running on a temporary surface.

Commenting on the improvements, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland's North West Unit Representative said: "These essential resurfacing works will improve the condition of these sections of the A9 ahead of the difficult winter period, and address all defects in the surface in these areas.

"While we have taken steps to keep disruption to a minimum some delays are inevitable. We will however carry out queue monitoring to better control queue lengths at peak periods to reduce motorist waiting times.

"We would encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information and to allow extra time for travel."

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org or twitter [AT]trafficscotland.

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