Published: 18/04/2017 10:03 - Updated: 18/04/2017 10:05

Drivers warned of delays during A9 road works

A convoy system will be in place.
A convoy system will be in place.

MOTORISTS are being warned to expect delays on the A9 near Daviot as road works get under way.

The works will start on Monday, April 24 around eight miles south of Inverness and will last for up to three weeks.

The £350,000 improvements will see a 600m section of the southbound dual carriageway resurfaced to address any defects, cracks or potholes.

This will create a smoother road surface on this section of the A9, helping to improve road safety for all road users.

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, May 1. For the safety of both roadworkers as well as motorists, 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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