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Lane closures on A9 at Achalone as trunk road set for more resurfacing

By John Davidson

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BEAR Scotland teams will carry out improvements to the A9 at Achalone.
BEAR Scotland teams will carry out improvements to the A9 at Achalone.

Works to create a smoother road surface on the A9 south of Thurso at Achalone will begin later this month as more Bear Scotland works get under way.

The maintenance operator, on behalf of Transport Scotland, will be carrying out essential road surfacing improvements starting on Monday, October 16.

The project will enhance a section of the A9, between Thurso and Mybster, creating a smoother and safer road for road users.

A lane closure and convoy traffic management system will be in place on 10 days from 7am-6pm over the following two weeks while the works are carried out. No works or closures will take place on weekends and the project is set to finish on Friday, October 27.

Consultation has taken place with all relevant stakeholders in advance of the resurfacing improvements to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements.

Ian Stewart, Bear Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “These maintenance works on the A9 south of Thurso will help address defects and greatly improve the surface for road users.

“Lane closures are essential to ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists. We thank the local community and road users in advance for their patience while we complete this project. Road users should try to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up-to-date travel information.”

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