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19 August 2019, 13:25

A9 dualling - Luncarty to Pass of Birnam traffic management update

New contraflow to be implemented on A9 northbound after Inveralmond Roundabout

A9 road users are being advised to drive with care on approach to Luncarty Junction as new traffic management restrictions will come into effect from Thursday August 29, 2019.

Existing traffic management restrictions will be extended by approximately 1 kilometre at the south end of the project as progress continues to dual the A9.

Northbound traffic will be reduced to a single lane on approach to the works and will be guided to crossover the central reservation on to the southbound carriageway, where a contraflow arrangement will be in operation over a short section of the dual carriageway.

This amendment to the traffic management is required to allow the new section of northbound carriageway to be tied into the existing dual carriageway.

It is anticipated that this traffic management will remain in place until completion of the project in Spring 2021.

Temporary traffic lights will be in operation overnight on Wednesday August 28, 2019 from 8:30 PM to 6:00 AM for installation of the contraflow.

A Transport Scotland spokesman said:

“This marks the start of the second major phase of traffic management for the project to dual the A9 from Luncarty to Pass of Birnam. This essential traffic management will open up the site and allow our contractor to continue works on the construction of the new northbound carriageway at this location.”

Transport Scotland apologise for any inconvenience caused during these works.

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Notes to editors

Our contractors Balfour Beatty have a dedicated telephone line which is available 24/7 on 0800 193 7313 to assist the public with any enquiries regarding the project. 

Upon completion of the Luncarty to Pass of Birnam Project, road users will benefit from 15 km of continuous dual carriageway from Inveralmond roundabout in Perth to the Pass of Birnam.

The construction of 9.5 km of new dual carriageway will include the creation of four new overbridges to maintain local access across the A9, the widening of one existing underbridge and the provision of a new side road bridge.
As a result, the safety of the A9 will be improved by replacing at-grade junctions with grade-separated junctions and providing safer overtaking opportunities along the route.

Together, these improvements are expected to help reduce driver stress, improve journey times and improve overall operational effectiveness.

For more information on the A9 Dualling Programme, visit the Transport Scotland website

For further information regarding traffic management and live traffic up-dates, please refer to the Traffic Scotland website