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Preparations stepped up ahead of next opening of A9 dualling

By Gavin Musgrove

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A9 motorists are being advised to take care on approach to the A9 dualling Luncarty to Pass of Birnam project as changes to the traffic management layout take effect soon.

Traffic will be switched to a section of newly constructed carriageway between the Luncarty Junction and the new Stanley/Tullybelton Junction, overnight on March 8, with a new traffic management arrangement in place from 6am the next day.

Prior to the switch, overnight temporary traffic signals will be required on the A9 on March 8 between 7.30pm and 6am.

This will allow the removal of temporary barriers, relocation of site access points and alteration of the traffic management layout to guide road users on to the new carriageway.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said: "Road users are reminded that traffic will remain in single carriageway configuration following the traffic switch.

"Similarly, the current no overtaking and 40mph speed restrictions remain in place and will continue to be enforced by Police Scotland and average speed cameras.

"Following this traffic switch, road users will utilise the newly constructed A9 southbound carriageway for the entire 9.5km journey through the project site.

"In addition, overnight temporary traffic signals will be required at the northern extent of the project for up to five nights, commencing March 9 between 7.30pm and 6am each night, to remove temporary barriers."

The planned traffic management is weather dependent and subject to change.

For live traffic up-dates visit www.trafficscotland.org

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