A9 section ready to start


Drivers will face traffic restrictions from next week as Balfour Beatty, the contractor for dualling the A9 from Luncarty to Pass of Birnam, begins the final phase of enabling works.

The operation will take around three weeks and allow completion of temporary site access along the route and prepare for the installation of traffic management and barriers in advance of the main construction works beginning in earnest in early February.

Most of the works will take place overnight and traffic management restrictions will include temporary two-way traffic lights and a speed restriction of 30mph through the site.

In addition, traffic management is required to allow workers to extend two lay-bys north and south of the main construction site to accommodate wide loads.

Two consecutive sections of the A9 to be dualled were last month included in the latest series of ground investigation contracts. Soil Engineering Geoservices Ltd will undertake the £2.6m contract for the Pitlochry to Killiecrankie and Killiecrankie to Glen Garry schemes totalling more than 17 miles. Work gets underway this month.


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©Scottish Plant.  Article posted 6/1/2019