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Roadworks on A9 south of Evanton in Easter Ross to begin this weekend as motorists thanked in advance for patience ahead of planned 15-night resurfacing project


By Hector MacKenzie

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Eddie Ross: 'This surfacing project on the A9 south of Evanton will help to address defects and greatly improve the route for road users.'
Eddie Ross: 'This surfacing project on the A9 south of Evanton will help to address defects and greatly improve the route for road users.'

ROADWORKS on a Ross-shire stretch of the A9 are due to get under way this weekend.

A project to improve a stretch of the A9 south of Evanton is due to begin this Sunday.

The improvements will see over 1km of the A9 resurfaced, creating smoother and safer journeys for road users.

The project is expected to take place over 15 nights, between 7pm and 7am.

No works will take place on Friday and Saturday nights.

All works are expected to be completed by 7am on Friday, July, subject to weather conditions.

For the safety of road workers and road users, a 10mph convoy system and temporary traffic lights will be in place during working hours.

Traffic management will be removed during daytime periods; however, a 30mph speed limit will be in place as traffic will be running over a temporary surface.

Access through the works site for emergency services will be maintained at all times.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s north-west representative, said: “This surfacing project on the A9 south of Evanton will help to address defects and greatly improve the route for road users.

“The planned convoy system is essential to completing the works safely; however, we’ve taken steps to limit the overall impact of the project as best we can by undertaking the works at night and removing traffic management during the day.

“We thank the local community and road users for their patience in advance and encourage them to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up-to-date travel information.”

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

BEAR Scotland manages and maintains the trunk roads in the area on behalf of Transport Scotland.

These works are weather dependant and in the event of unforeseen weather conditions the above timescales for traffic management may have to be extended until works are completed.

Emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times.

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