Published: 13/04/2017 17:00 - Updated: 13/04/2017 17:02

Warning about A9 delays between strath and Inverness

The A9 carriageway will be improved by Daviot
The A9 carriageway will be improved by Daviot

Motorists are being warned about delays caused by roadworks on the A9 between the strath and Inverness later this month.

The carriageway around eight miles south of the Highland capital is to be resurfaced following an investment of £350,000 from Transport Scotland.

The road improvements will see a 600m section of the southbound dual carriageway south of Daviot resurfaced over three weeks to address any defects, cracks or potholes.

This will create a smoother road surface on this section of the A9.

The scheme is scheduled to begin on Monday 24 April.

Works will take place on weekdays only between 7am and 7pm, with no works scheduled at weekends or on the May Day Bank Holiday on Monday 1 May.

A 10mph convoy traffic management system will be in place during working hours.

Outwith working hours, a lane closure will remain in place for the safety of motorists until the resurfacing is complete.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Unit representative, said: "The £350,000 investment from Transport Scotland will allow our teams to carry out these essential resurfacing works at this section of the A9, greatly improving the condition and safety of the route in this area.

"We’ve taken steps to limit the impact of these works by avoiding working at the weekend and the May Day Bank Holiday, and our teams will do all they can to ensure that we complete the improvements to the A9 as quickly as possible.

"We thank motorists in advance for their patience whilst we carry out these surfacing improvements, and would encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information and to allow extra time for travel."

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org or twitter @trafficscotland.

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