MOTORISTS using the A9 during the darker hours are being urged to plan ahead due to upcoming restrictions.

A southbound section of the A9 will be restricted near Auchterarder over several nights for resurfacing works starting tomorrow.

The £140,000 project will begin on Tuesday, September 17, on a one kilometre long section between the Scottish Water Treatment Works Junction and the A824 Auchterarder Junction.

A 10mph convoy system will be in place between 7.30pm and 6.30am each night with works scheduled to be completed by Saturday, September 21.

A single lane closure will also be in place overnight on the northbound carriageway on Tuesday only.

All traffic management will be removed during daytime.

Andy Thompson, north east representative of trunk road operators BEAR Scotland, said: “This £140,000 investment from Transport Scotland will allow us to carry out a resurfacing project for this section of the A9 at Auchterarder ensuring our network continues to operate at the highest standard.

“We’ve taken steps to minimise disruption for motorists as much as possible during the improvements, including carrying out the works overnight and removing traffic management during the day however, our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential works on the A9.

“We encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date traffic information and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”