A road safety project on the A9 at the junction with the A824 to the south of Auchterarder is set to get underway. This project is required to improve road safety at the junction with a view to reducing collisions.
This part of the project will involve the temporary closure of the central reservation gap at the Auchterarder South Junction. This will act as a trial so teams can monitor the traffic conditions on the local roads and the surrounding area to determine the feasibility of future works at this junction. Any future works here will be subject to a full consultation exercise.
The trial closure is expected to begin on Sunday 20 June from 7.30pm and is programmed to take place over two weeks with restrictions expected to be lifted by 6.30am on Monday 5 July.
To ensure the safety of motorists, temporary safety barriers will be in place on the central reservation restricting access to and from the junction for right turning traffic. No right turns to or from the A824 shall be permitted for the duration of the trial. Diversions will be in place via the A823 Gleneagles Interchange and the A9 northbound for traffic travelling south wishing to access the Auchterarder Junction. Motorists turning right from the junction will be diverted via Orchil / Church Road and the A823 south before joining the A9 south. A 50mph speed limit will also be in place on the A9 in the vicinity of the junction for the duration of the trial closure.