Works on the A9 road
Drivers are being warned to plan ahead with road works set to take place on the A9 this weekend.
The £380,000 resurfacing improvements will affect a stretch of the northbound carriageway between Aberuthven and Perth.
Overnight lane closures took place on Thursday, July 16 on both the northbound and southbound carriageways to allow for traffic management to be installed ahead of the project.
From 7.30pm on Friday, July 17 and 6.30am on Monday, July 20 a contraflow system will be in place on the A9 between Aberuthven and the B934 Forteviot junction.
Signed diversions will also be in place for motorists looking for access to or from the A9 via the B9141 Dunning road or the U50 Findo Gask road.
The work will involve teams carrying out surfacing repairs across sections of the route as well as improvements to road markings, creating a safer and smoother journey for motorists.
The project is planned to take place using 24-hour working on what is set to be a busy weekend as the country moves further out of lockdown.
Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s north east representative, said:“This latest £380,000 investment from Transport Scotland will allow us to carry out surfacing improvements on this section of the A9 to ensure our network continues to operate at the highest standard.
“The safety of our employees and our supply chain remains a top priority at this difficult time, and all personnel will be subject to strict physical distancing protocols in line with Scottish Government guidance to ensure they are kept safe. Thorough risk assessments have been developed and cleansing stations will be implemented on site to ensure all staff remain safe.
“The traffic management is essential to ensure the safety of workers and motorists during this project. To help minimise delays as much as possible, we’ve planned the improvements to take place over one weekend using 24-hour working, and our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible.
“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential improvements on the A9. We encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date traffic information and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”
Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @ trafficscotland or the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org