A9 ground investigations to start next week
Issued by Transport Scotland
Motorists are being asked to plan ahead for traffic restrictions on a section of the A9 between Glen Garry and Kincraig.
The ground investigations, part of the A9 Dualling programme, will begin on Thursday 8 December and are expected to take 16 weeks. The work will be stopped over the Christmas and New Year periods from 23 December to 9 January.
Although most of the work will not be carried out on the existing road, the traffic management measures will be in place to allow work beside the carriageway to be carried out safely.
The traffic management arrangements will include short, alternate single file traffic sections controlled by temporary traffic signals.
A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:
“This ground investigation is needed to get vital information on the existing ground conditions in the vicinity of the A9 carriageway between Glen Garry and Kincraig as we progress our plans to dual the road. This is the latest in a series of ground investigations taking place along the route.
“We apologise for any inconvenience these works will cause and would thank road users and local communities in advance for their patience over the next few months. The contractor will closely monitor the operation of the traffic management measures to ensure that delays are kept to a minimum.
“When planning their journeys, we’d encourage drivers to visit the Traffic Scotland website for the latest travel updates.”