Road users have been warned to take care when using a major road in the north of Scotland as closures will be in place for 11 weeks.
Temporary traffic management involving single lane closures on the existing dual carriageway of the A9 between Findhorn Viaduct and Slochd will be implemented on various dates for 11 weeks, beginning on Monday, October 10.
The lane closures are required to facilitate the safe construction of new intelligent transport system infrastructures, including a new Variable Messaging Sign (VMS) on approach to the Findhorn Viaduct, as part of the A9 Dualling: Tomatin to Moy project.
Road users are warned that layby 157 will be closed for the duration of these works.
All lane closures will be implemented on the existing dual carriageway, with only one lane on the carriageway closed at a time to reduce disruption to traffic flow on the A9.
Road users are being advised to allow additional time for their journey and take care on approach.
The lane closures will take place as follows:
A9 Northbound, approaching Findhorn Viaduct, October 10 until November 26:
- October 10 until October 31: Lane 1 closure will run from south of layby 157 to north of the Findhorn Viaduct.
- November 7 until November 26: the above Lane 1 closure will be extended north to the end of dual carriageway at Tomatin.
A9 Southbound, approaching Slochd:
- October 24: 1 day Lane 1 closure from north of layby 152 to the end of dual carriageway at Slochd Summit.
- November 23 until December 23: Lane 1 closure from north of layby 152 to the end of dual carriageway at Slochd Summit. This will include a closure of layby 152.
Traffic management will be in operation all hours Monday to Sunday and road users are encouraged to plan ahead and check Traffic Scotland website prior to travelling on these days.
The planned works are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable.