B9152 Kingussie to Aviemore road to remain closed over festive period
Following the recent embankment landslip adjacent to the A9 Trunk Road at Meadowside near Newtonmore, the Council is advising drivers that the B9152 road will remain closed over the festive period to allow BEAR Scotland to remove debris and prepare for embankment repair works.
BEAR Scotland are currently on site carrying out tree clearing works. Over the next few days a contractor will be carrying out the embankment repair works and clearing of the road and rail line culverts. A geotechnical engineer will visit the site to carry out an assessment and design for the embankment repair works.
The Council’s Head of Roads and Transport, Richard Evans said: “BEAR Scotland have advised us that the contractor will be working during the holiday period, except Christmas Day, to carry out the embankment and drainage repairs which will allow the road to be opened as soon as possible. Given the drainage problems, extent of water running down the public road and temperatures at this time of year, this section of the B9152 will need to remain closed to all traffic during the work for public safety reasons. I’m told that the initial estimate of closure we are looking at is two weeks, although this will be reviewed as works progress.”
Drivers are advised that access from the south to the Highland Wildlife Park, which is opened during the entire holiday period except Christmas Day, is available from the A9 south Aviemore (Lynwilg) junction turn-off.