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£500,000 overnight road resurfacing works to cause disruption on the A9 between the Kingussie and Lynwilg junctions


By Philip Murray

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MOTORISTS on the A9 in the Cairngorms have been warned to expect three weeks of disruption when resurfacing work begins this weekend.

The A9, between the Lynwilg and Kingussie junctions, will be affected by the £500,000 programme of roadworks, which begin on Sunday.

The project will see almost two kilometres of carriageway resurfaced across three sections between the A86 Kingussie and B9152/Lynwilg junctions.

The work will take place at nights, between 7pm and 5am daily, with all resurfacing expected to be complete by the morning of August 12.

To keep workers safe, there will be a 10mph traffic convoy management system in place during working hours. Outwith those times a 30mph speed limit will be in effect, owing to the nature of the temporary surface.

To minimise any disruption at weekends, no works are planned for Friday or Saturday nights.

Eddie Ross, Bear Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “This £500,000 essential resurfacing project will upgrade the existing road surface at these locations, greatly improving the quality and safety for road users.

“We’ve changed our ways of working to ensure all staff and the local community are kept safe at all times, and all personnel will be subject to strict physical distancing protocols in line with Scottish Government guidance.

"Thorough risk assessments have been developed and cleansing stations will be implemented on site to ensure all staff remain safe.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance and would also encourage them to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information.”

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org or twitter at @trafficscotland or the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.

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