Overnight surfacing improvements - A9 Tain Bypass
Issued by Bear NW
Works begin on Sunday 10 March for five nights
Motorists using the A9 near Tain are set to benefit from an improved road surface as £145,000 worth of resurfacing works are to be carried out in March.
The surfacing improvements will take place across both junctions where the B9174 meets the A9. Over 500m will be resurfaced, providing a smoother and safer road across the two junctions. Works will also see improved road markings and road studs, including the addition of a double white line system through the junctions, further improving road safety.
The overnight project is set to begin on Sunday 10 March and is expected to take five nights, with works taking place between 7pm and 7am each night.
The A9 will remain open throughout the project, however, to ensure the safety of road workers and motorists temporary traffic lights and a 10mph convoy system will be in place. All traffic management will be removed outside of working hours, however a 30mph speed restriction will remain in place as traffic will be travelling over a temporary road surface.
During the first three nights of works, the Tain south junction will be closed during working hours to allow works to be undertaken safely. A diversion route onto the B9174 via the Tain north junction will be in place. Outwith working hours the junction will be reopened.
Traffic sign improvements along the bypass will be implemented in the spring and early summer of this year as a separate project to further enhance road safety in the area.
Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said “These £145,000 essential surfacing improvements on the A9 will upgrade the existing road surface, greatly enhancing the quality and safety for road users.
“We have taken steps to increase the safety for motorists at this junction with the addition of a double white line system, and further traffic sign improvements will begin later this year as part of a separate project which will further improve road safety at this area.
“The traffic management is necessary for keeping road workers and motorists safe, however our teams will do all they can to complete the work as quickly and safely as possible.
“We thank motorists in advance for their patience while we work on this project and we would encourage motorists to plan ahead before setting out by checking the traffic Scotland website for up to date information.”
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