A9 Contraflow Work and Updates
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.
BAM Nuttall, in its capacity as main contractor for the Cross Tay Link Road is about to commence works on the A9 to tie-in the existing road with the new realigned A9. This forms part of the works associated with the new flyover between Inveralmond Roundabout and Luncarty, linking the new bridge over the River Tay.
In order to facilitate these improvements, contraflows on the A9 north of Inveralmond roundabout will be in place from 11 April 2023 until late August 2023.
William Diver, BAM Nuttall Project Director commented, “Whilst these works will allow for a more efficient infrastructure in the long term, we fully appreciate the inconvenience caused to motorists during this period and I would like to assure all road users that the team is committed to ensuring we complete this vital section of work with as little disruption as is possible.”
In order to construct the tie in works for the new A9 section of the Cross Tay Link Road, works will be undertaken on the A9 dual carriageway between Inveralmond Roundabout and north of the Luncarty junction. This will take place in two phases:
- First contraflow – (11 April – 24 June 2023); northbound lane closures on A9, contraflow in place on existing A9 Southbound lanes. The Luncarty junction will remain open for both the on and off slips.
- Second contraflow – (late June to late August); traffic under contraflow on new A9 road alignment on the northbound lanes. This will be for a period of around 10 weeks and will include the closure of the Luncarty junction southbound. Throughout the duration of the southbound slip road closure from Luncarty, a shuttle bus will be provided to maintain public transport provision.
Grant Laing, Leader of Perth & Kinross Council commented, “It is encouraging to see Phase 2 of the Perth Transport Futures Project now underway. The Cross Tay Link Road is the central element of the project and on completion, it will improve traffic flow and reduce journey times throughout the area. It will also enhance pedestrian and cycle safety, increase network capacity and significantly reduce traffic congestion and related pollution in Perth city centre.”