A 10 mph convoy system will begin operating on one section of the A9 for two weeks from next Monday (February 6)

Improvements are to be made to a section of the A9 between Pitlochry and Bruar which will see a section of the carriageway strengthened and reconstructed.

The essential works involve reconstructing a short 20m section of the carriageway to the south of Bruar, which will remove a small dip in the road and smooth out the road surface.

Work on the 20m section of the A9 south of Bruar will begin on Monday 6 February and is expected to take up to two weeks to complete. The works shall be carried out between 7am and 7pm each day.

The A9 will remain open, however a 10mph convoy system of traffic management will be implemented during the day time to ensure the safety of our road workers as well as motorists.

The convoy system will be removed out with working hours however temporary traffic lights will remain in place overnight as traffic will be running next to an open excavation.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s Representative for the North West, said: “These essential works will repair and strengthen a section of the ground beneath the road surface and re-align the carriageway to smooth out a dip in the road to ensure it remains in a safe working condition.

“The convoy system is in place for the protection of our teams as well as for motorists, and we urge motorists to follow any traffic

management signs in place for their safety.
“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 @trafficscotland