£300,000  overnight surfacing improvements planned for A9 Cromarty Bridge


Overnight surfacing improvements worth £300,000 are due to get underway on the A9 Cromarty Bridge starting later this week.

The improvements will involve resurfacing almost the full length of the A9 Cromarty Bridge with a high performance road surface, designed to make the bridge smoother for motorists and more resilient to harsh conditions.

The works are programmed to begin on Thursday 25 May and are expected to take up to four weeks to complete.  Resurfacing will take place from 7pm until 7am each night, working on Sunday nights to Friday mornings.  No works will take place on the busier Friday or Saturday nights.

To keep roadworkers as well as motorists safe during the resurfacing, temporary traffic lights will be in place overnight on the bridge during working hours only.   These will be removed during the daytime and at weekends to limit the impact to traffic. 

The £300,000 surfacing improvements are taking place ahead of future refurbishments planned for four of the bridge spans on the bridge, set to get underway later this year.  This remaining section of the bridge will be resurfaced following the bridge span refurbishment, completing the resurfacing upgrades to all 1.5km of Cromarty Bridge. 

Speaking of the bridge resurfacing, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “The investment of £300,000 will allow us to keep the A9 Cromarty Bridge operating safely for motorists for years to come while the future refurbishment works are completed.

“We have taken steps to avoid impacting motorists by completing the works at night and avoiding working on Friday and Saturday nights. We thank motorists in advance for their patience while the resurfacing improvements are completed.”

Real-time journey information will be made available through Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org or twitter @trafficscotland

23 May 2017