Upcoming Works – A9 Dalraddy to Slochd

Further ground investigation work is to get underway on the A9 dualling Dalraddy to Slochd scheme.

Work has started this week on a further round of ground investigations on the Dalraddy to Slochd section of the A9 Dualling project.

This work is expected to take eight weeks and is due for completion at the beginning of July.

From Monday 17 May, this work will require traffic management with traffic lights on the A9 to allow the workforce to operate safely while working on the verge alongside the existing carriageway.

Some of this traffic management will also be in place overnight and motorists are asked to comply with all of the necessary road signing at these locations.

The contractor will at all times be operating under, and complying with, all current Scottish Government COVID-19 guidance to ensure the safety of the public and the workforce.

A Transport Scotland spokesman said:

“The Scottish Government is committed to dualling the A9 between Perth and Inverness, underlining its commitment to connecting Scotland’s cities with a high-quality transport system that will generate sustainable economic growth.

“These ground investigations and the traffic management starting next Monday are essential for the design of the 15-mile section between Dalraddy and Slochd including the section past Aviemore and the challenging Slochd summit – the second highest point on the A9.

“When completed, the A9 Dualling programme will bring many benefits to local communities, businesses, visitors and road users living, travelling and working along the route including reduced journey times, improved journey time reliability and, crucially, improve road safety for all users.

“We apologise for any inconvenience these ground investigation works on the A9 may cause and would thank road users and the local communities in advance for their patience.

“The contractor will be closely monitoring the operation of traffic management measures throughout the contract to ensure that any delays are kept to a minimum.

“We ask drivers to plan their journeys in advance using the Traffic Scotland website, Twitter or radio.”