A9 Kincraig embankment works complete
Issued by BEAR Scotland
Photo showing the completed embankment work
Emergency works to the embankment on the A9 near Kincraig were completed on Monday 5 January following an extensive repair effort by BEAR Scotland, Highland Council and specialist contractors.
The emergency works took place following a washout of a section of the embankment after a period of heavy rainfall, causing debris to flow onto the B9152 local road below. The local road was closed as a precaution until deemed safe, and has since reopened following completion of the works.
The A9 itself was not affected by the washout however one lane of the adjacent ‘two plus one’ section was closed as a precaution, reducing the A9 to one lane in each direction.
The repair works involved clearing debris from the local road including stone, trees and soil, and making the site safe.
Approximately 5,200 tonnes of stone from a local quarry was used to build up the embankment surface. The rock fill material was not available so was crushed to order using a mobile crushing plant which was quickly brought into action and worked throughout the festive period.
Eddie Ross, Operating Company Representative for the North West Unit, said; “These works have been an excellent collaboration between BEAR, The Highland Council and our subcontractors, and I would like to thank those who have worked over the festive period to make the site safe and reopen the road.”
The Council’s Head of Roads and Transport, Richard Evans said; “The repair to the A9 embankment has been completed very quickly and the local community kept well informed of progress; this shows how well the relationship and co-operation between The Highland Council and BEAR Scotland is working to the benefit of the Highlands.“
The A9 traffic restrictions will be lifted shortly once minor verge works are completed and the B9152 local road reopened yesterday, Tuesday 6 January.