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Preparatory work starts for dualling the A9 by Tomatin on Monday

By Tom Ramage

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A visualisation of the upgraded A9 Tomatin Junction.
A visualisation of the upgraded A9 Tomatin Junction.

Construction work gets under way on A9 dualling advance works by Tomatin Distillery this Monday.

Transport Scotland is advising road users to take care on approach to the distillery on the C1121 Tomatin to Kylachy Road as traffic management is installed to allow for improvement and construction works.

Contractors Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd have just started preparatory works including the establishment of a site compound at the distillery, undertaking vegetation and environmental surveys and initial site clearance.

The works involve improvements to the C1121 south of the distillery, the construction of a new access road and the replacement of an existing pedestrian footbridge over the Allt na Frithe.

These works are expected to be complete in the summer as part of preparatory works ahead of the Tomatin to Moy dualling project.

Nick Conroy, Transport Scotland’s project manager for the section, said: “We would like to thank road users, residents and businesses in advance for their cooperation and understanding while these important enabling works take place.”

Traffic management including temporary traffic signals and a temporary 30mph speed restriction will be in place on
the C1121 approach road.

The associated traffic restrictions will be in place for 24 hours, seven days a week while the works are ongoing, a spokesperson for Transport Scotland pointed out.

For further information on the A9 dualling: Tomatin to Moy project click here

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