£250,000 RESURFACING WORKS – A9 NORTH OF KESSOCK SOUTHBOUND – Works start 18th September for 7 nights

Motorists using the A9 north of Kessock Bridge will see improved road conditions as £250,000 worth of resurfacing works get underway this month.

Works to the 1.8km section of the A9 will begin on Sunday 18th September and are likely to take up to 7 nights to complete. The improvement works will take place during off-peak hours, from 7pm to 7am each night, due to restricted working hours and the high volume of traffic on the route. There will be no works taking place on Friday or Saturday nights and works are expected to be completed by the morning of Tuesday 27th September.


Due to the restricted width of this section of the A9, and to ensure the safety of road users and road workers, temporary traffic lights and a 10mph convoy system will be in operation while works are undertaken.

In addition to the 10mph convoy, when works are being carried out near the North Kessock Junction, the southbound slip roads will be closed. Traffic travelling to and from the northbound A9 will be unaffected.


Traffic moving from North Kessock wishing to join the southbound A9 will be diverted north to the Tore roundabout and then south through the works. Southbound traffic wishing to exit at the North Kessock Junction will be diverted south to Longman Roundabout where they will directed to return north on the A9, exiting at the North Kessock Junction.


Traffic management will be removed out with working hours to keep disruption to a minimum, although a speed restriction of 30mph will remain in place as traffic will be running on a temporary surface.   


Eddie Ross, Operating Company Representative for the North West Unit, said: “These essential resurfacing works will upgrade the existing road surface on this very busy section of the A9. Although some delays will be inevitable, this investment in the road will improve its condition, ensuring a smoother journey for road users. As always, we ask motorists to plan their journey ahead, and leave some extra time for travel where possible.”


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