Road closure on A86 Newtonmore to Drumgask

The works will be undertaken at night between Sunday 30th March and Thursday 3rd April, between 20:00hrs and 06:00hrs and will involve the resurfacing of the existing road surface and associated road markings.

To ensure the safety of the workforce and travelling public whilst the works are being undertaken, a closure of the A86 between the A889 and B9150 junctions will be required. Motorists can use a signed diversion route and should allow extra time for travel.

The westbound diversion will be via the B9150 local authority road (A86/B9150 Junction at Newtonmore - A9/B9150 Ralia junction), A9 trunk road (A9/B9150 Ralia junction - A9/A889 Dalwhinnie Junction) and A889 trunk road (A9/A889 Dalwhinnie Junction - A86/A889 Drumgask Junction).

The eastbound diversion will be the reverse of this.

The affected section of road will be closed to all through traffic except emergency vehicles and site personnel. Premises and residents within the closure length will be permitted access during the works under escort. 

Out with working hours temporary traffic signals will be in operation with a 30mph speed limit to ensure that vehicles can safely pass through the temporary works.

Should works be delayed due to the weather, they will be rescheduled for the earliest opportunity.

BEAR Scotland’s spokesman for the North West Unit, Eddie Ross said: “This road closure will result in some short term inconvenience for road users but is required to provide a safe working environment for the workforce due to the narrow road widths at this location.

“We urge drivers pay attention to the traffic measures and temporary signage and to plan ahead as much as possible before starting their journey. It is always recommended to check the Traffic Scotland website for the latest travel information.”

BEAR Scotland has contracted Breedon Aggregates to carry out the works and will be supervising on behalf of Transport Scotland.

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31 Mar 2014
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