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A9 roadworks on Easter Ross stretch set to take 20 days: dates and times revealed

By Hector MacKenzie

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UPDATE: New dates for Easter Ross A9 resurfacing work

A 20-day road surfacing project on a stretch of the A9 in Easter Ross will get under way on Monday.

The improvements between Alness and Tomish are expected to run from November 13 until Friday, December 15.

Work will take place between 7pm and 7am each night but no work is planned on Friday or Saturday nights.

They are due to be complete by 7am on December 15 "subject to weather conditions".

BEAR Scotland will be carrying out road surface improvements on behalf of Transport Scotland.

The goal is to create a smoother and safer road for motorists.

To protect road workers and motorists there will be a lane closure with a 10mph convoy system in place.

The A9/Obsdale Road, Alness junction will also be closed with a signed local diversion in place.

Traffic management will be removed outwith working hours to keep disruption to a minimum with a speed restriction of 30mph in place as traffic will be running over a temporary surface.

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BEAR says consultation has taken place with all relevant stakeholders in advance of the resurfacing improvements to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements.

Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s north-west representative, said: “These road maintenance works on the A9 at Alness will help address defects and greatly improve the surface for road users.

“The use of convoy traffic management during working hours is essential to ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists.

“We thank the local community and road users for their patience in advance while we complete this project. We encourage motorists 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.traffic.gov.scot or X @trafficscotland.

Materials removed from the existing carriageway will be recycled using SEPA approved methods.

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