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Planned roadworks on A9's Raigmore Interchange in Inverness pushed back more than a week to November 24

By Philip Murray

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Raigmore interchange...Picture: Gary Anthony..
Raigmore interchange...Picture: Gary Anthony..

DISRUPTIVE night-time roadworks on a major A9 interchange have been postponed by more than a week.

The night-time closures of the Raigmore Interchange were due to begin next Monday, when engineers were due to replace existing bridge deck joints.

However, the work will not start until Tuesday, November 24 instead – with the work now expected to be complete by December 10.

The night-time closures, which would see motorists diverted onto the slip roads and back onto the A9, will run from 7pm and 7am daily on weekdays. No work is planned on Saturday or Sunday nights.

"The traffic management arrangements for the re-programmed works will be as previously outlined, with phased overnight closures of the northbound and southbound carriageways implemented and signed diversions through Raigmore Interchange roundabout provided for safety," said a spokesman for Bear Scotland, which is carrying out the maintenance.

Eddie Ross, Bear Scotland’s north-west representative, added: “This essential project will allow our teams to safely replace the bridge joints on the A9 Raigmore Interchange overbridges, ensuring they remain safe in operation for years to come.

“The overnight road closures are essential, ensuring the safety of our workforce as well as motorists. We’ve taken steps to minimise disruption to motorists as much as possible by phasing the closures of each carriageway. We’ve also programmed the works to take place overnight and have avoided weekend working."

Real-time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or via the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.

Related news: Three weeks of night-time road closures on the A9

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