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£1.2m Easter Ross Alness-Tomich A9 roadworks set to restart this weekend

By Hector MacKenzie

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Roadworks on the A9 between Alness and Tomich. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Roadworks on the A9 between Alness and Tomich. Picture: James Mackenzie.

A £1.2m Easter Ross A9 resurfacing project is set to restart this weekend.

On behalf of Transport Scotland, BEAR Scotland is carrying out road surface improvements on the A9 between Alness and Tomich.

The scheme began in November and is now set to be completed by the morning of Friday, February 9.

A new surface is being laid on the carriageway of the A9 between Alness and Tomich, promising a smoother and safer road for motorists.

The final works will take place between Sunday and Friday of nect week between 7pm and 7am each night. Works will be complete by 7am next Friday, 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.”

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.traffic.gov.scotor X @trafficscotland.

Materials removed from the existing carriageway will be recycled using SEPA approved methods, according to BEAR. .

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