The A9 at Auchterarder, which is used by over 27,000 vehicles a day, is to benefit from £50k road maintenance improvement works starting on Monday 13th August for three nights.
The works will be carried out across a 250m stretch of the southbound carriageway at the A824 junction and will include resurfacing and road marking improvements to enhance the safety of the busy route.
Traffic management will be in place for the safety of the workforce and for motorists. A convoy system on the southbound A9 will be in operation overnight between 19:30 and 06:30.
For traffic wishing to access the A824 from the A9 southbound a local diversion will be in place via Loaninghead Interchange, the A823, Church Road and Orchil Road.
All traffic wishing to access the A9 from the A824 will be diverted via Orchil Road, Church Road, the A823 and Loaninghead Interchange. The northbound A9 will also be reduced to one lane during the improvement works. All traffic management will be removed each morning prior to the morning peak.
Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “This £50,000 investment from Transport Scotland will allow us to carry out maintenance works to ensure our network continues to operate at the highest standard.
“The works have been planned overnight to help minimise disruption to motorists and our team will do all that they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible. We encourage motorists to plan their journey in advance and check the Traffic Scotland website before setting out.”
The works will be carried out by BEAR Scotland and have been planned in consultation with the Emergency Services, Perth and Kinross Council and Transport Scotland.
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