UPDATE: £1.3m Easter Ross A9 road resurfacing work between Alness and Tomich pushed back a week
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A 20-night programme of work on the A9 in Easter Ross which was due to begin today will now start on the weekend.
On behalf of Transport Scotland, BEAR Scotland will be carrying out road surface improvements on the A9 between Alness and Tomich.
The £1.3m scheme is now set to get under way on Sunday, November 19.
Delays on other schemes have resulted in the programme being pushed back.
A new surface will be laid on the carriageway of the A9 between Alness and Tomich, creating a smoother and safer road for motorists.
The project is scheduled to take place over 20 nights, from Sunday, November 19 to Friday, December 15, between 7pm and 7am each night. There will be no work on Friday or Saturday nights. Works are due to be complete by 7am on Friday, December 15, subject to weather conditions.
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.
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.”
Materials removed from the existing carriageway will be recycled using SEPA approved methods.