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£2m roadworks to bring 8 weeks of disruption to A9 dual carriageway south of Inverness between Slochd and Tomatin, warns Bear Scotland

By Philip Murray

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Roadworks will begin on the A9 on Monday.
Roadworks will begin on the A9 on Monday.

Two months of roadworks will cause disruption for motorists on the A9 south of Inverness, drivers have been warned.

Bear Scotland, which maintains the trunk road, will begin work on “essential resurfacing” of the dual carriageway between Tomatin and the Slochd on Monday at 7pm.

The £2 million works, which are expected to last for eight weeks, will take place on sections of both the north and south carriageways.

The nature of the work means that lane closures will be brought in in both directions, with a convoy system in place to guide traffic through the site each night when works take place.

However, the lane closures will also remain in place throughout daytimes.

In a bid to minimise disruption, no work will take place at weekends.

Ian Stewart, Bear Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This significant resurfacing project on the A9 Tomatin dual carriageway will fix existing defects and significantly enhance the driving experience for all motorists with a new road surface and brighter road markings.

“We have accelerated these works due to the impending dualling of the A9 between Tomatin and Moy.

“Our teams are committed to executing these works quickly and with safety as our top priority. We extend our gratitude to the local community and road users for their patience while we complete the improvements.

“To minimise delays, we recommend that motorists plan their journeys in advance by consulting the Traffic Scotland website for real-time travel updates.”

Bear Scotland has advised drivers that during the works any traffic wishing to use the Raigbeg local access at Slochd will be guided through the traffic management and central crossover by a traffic management operative.

Access through the works site for emergency services will be maintained at all times.

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.traffic.gov.scot, Twitter @trafficscotland or on the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.

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