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Road works on A9 between Munlochy and Kessock Bridge set to start next week

By Federica Stefani

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The a9 near Munlochy.
The a9 near Munlochy.

BEAR Scotland is set to start essential road improvement works on the A9 south of Munlochy next week.

Drainage works are set to begin on Monday, February 19 with overnight works expected to last over 10 nights – which will then be followed by resurfacing works for 21 nights from Sunday, March 3.

The project involves comprehensive carriageway upgrades including drainage, resurfacing and refreshing road markings, to enhance road safety and driving conditions.

The company announced that lane closures for the safety of road users and roadworkers will be in place during works for the first phase.

Phase two will see a 10mph convoy and the northbound right turn into Munlochy junction will be closed overnight, with a signed diversion in place.

Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North West representative said: “This important drainage and surfacing project on the A9 north of Kessock Bridge will fix existing defects and significantly enhance the driving experience for motorists.

“Our teams will carry out these works quickly, 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.”

Northbound traffic will be diverted from the closed Munlochy Junction north to Tore Roundabout. Traffic will then be diverted southbound along the A9 back towards Inverness. Traffic will then be able to exit the A9 via the southbound off slip to the Munlochy Junction.

Outside working hours, traffic management measures will be lifted and there will be a 30mph speed limit in place, as traffic will be travelling over a temporary surface.

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.

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