OVERNIGHT road maintenance improvements are scheduled to take place on the northbound A9 at Balhaldie between the slip roads for the Queen Victoria School and the Balhaldie Services, starting today.

The £150,000 investment will see improvement works carried out over a 1.4km stretch of the northbound carriageway.

The A9 at this section is used by over 30,000 vehicles a day and the improvements will considerably enhance the safety of the road at this location.

The works will involve resurfacing areas of the carriageway and the improvement of road markings, creating a smoother and safer journey for road users.

The overnight project will begins today for five nights on the A9 northbound carriageway at Balhaldie between the Queen Victoria Junction and the Balhaldie Services.

For the safety of the workforce as well as motorists, a 10mph convoy system will be in operation overnight between 7.30pm and 6.30am. All traffic management will be removed each morning prior to the morning peak.

Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “This latest investment from Transport Scotland will allow us to carry out maintenance works to ensure our network continues to operate at the highest standard. 

“We’ve planned the project to take place overnight to minimise disruption to road users, and our teams will do all 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, Stirling Council and Transport Scotland.

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