A9 Contraflow Update April 17th 2023

17th April, 2023
General News
Response to A9 Traffic Disruption, Monday 17th April

PLEASE NOTE: Works are likely to cause delays to your journey between the A9 north of Inveralmond roundabout and Bankfoot. Delays will vary depending on the time of day and traffic volumes. Live updates of the expected journey times will be on Traffic Scotland’s website and Twitter feed. Please allow extra time and plan in advance.

Following high volumes of traffic over the final weekend of the school Easter break, the Cross Tay Link Road project team would like to offer the public an update.

Jillian Ferguson, Roads Infrastructure Manager for Perth and Kinross Council commented, “We are aware that delays of up to an hour and twenty minutes on the A9 southbound road caused disruption over the first weekend of works on the A9.

"As well as the planned A9 contraflow for essential Cross Tay Link Road works, additional roadworks were also in place on surrounding roads. Coupled with vehicle breakdowns north of the works on the A9, this exacerbated the situation.”

Along with their lead contractor for the Cross Tay Link Road project, BAM Nuttall, the Council has been working in partnership with Police Scotland and all relevant roads authorities for several months, to ensure essential works are completed safely and efficiently.

Weekly traffic management meetings will continue to be held between all parties until contraflow completion in August 2023.

William Diver, BAM Nuttall Project Director, commented, “We are committed to delivering this essential phase of the CTLR project with minimal disruption and this includes constant on-site monitoring of traffic and manual control of the lights at Inveralmond roundabout when necessary.

“In addition to this, automatic traffic delay information is updated regularly through the Roadside VMS Control Centre, and via the Traffic Scotland website and Twitter account. Breakdown assistance is permanently on site to remove vehicles as required.

“Moving forward, we anticipate an increase in traffic volume over the summer months, but modelling undertaken in liaison with Transport Scotland and BEAR predicts this is likely to be less concentrated than the Easter break, with fewer intense peaks.”

Motorists are urged to plan and to allow additional time for their journeys. Updates on Cross Tay Link Road works can be found on perthtrasportfutures.co.uk and live traffic updates can be found on www.traffic.gov.scot/ and on Radio Tay.

Please see full details on these works on the A9 contraflow page >