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Overnight work planned for £10,000 drainage improvement schemes on A9 near Highland capital junctions


By Val Sweeney

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Flooding last year on the slip road to the A9 from Culloden Road.
Flooding last year on the slip road to the A9 from Culloden Road.

Motorists using the A9 near the Inshes and Bogbain junctions in Inverness are set to benefit from drainage improvements worth £10,000.

Work is set to start tomorrow (Tuesday) and is expected to take place over two nights between 8pm and 6am.

It is expected to be completed on Thursday morning, subject to weather.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers as well as motorists, the southbound on-slips to the A9 associated with the Inshes and Bogbain junctions will be closed when work is being undertaken and a signed diversion route will be in place.

During the work at Inshes junction, road users will access the A9 southbound using the Bogbain junction, having been diverted via Culloden Road and the B9177.

Similarly, when works are being undertaken at the Bogbain junction, road users will be diverted via the B9177 and Culloden Road to access the A9 southbound via Inshes junction. The slip road closures will be removed outwith working hours.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s north west representative, said: "These essential works are required to ensure that the drainage systems associated with the A9 at the Inshes and Bogbain junctions remain in good condition.

"The closure of the southbound on-slips at Inshes and Bogbain on consecutive nights are essential to keep everyone safe during the works.

"However, by undertaking this work during the overnight period we have taken steps to minimise the disruption caused.

"Our teams will do all they can to complete the work as quickly and safely as possible.

"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 trafficscotland.org or Twitter @trafficscotland.


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