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A9 Tomatin | Essential Resurfacing

A9 Tomatin
13th of May 2024, 7:00pm to 31st of August 2024, 11:59pm

UPDATE (11/06): Due to a reprogramming of workload, the works on the A9 at Tomatin Duals have been split into two phases with the second phase taking place in August. No works will take place between Wednesday 12 June and Thursday 12 August. 

BEAR Scotland, working on behalf of Transport Scotland, is set to start essential resurfacing and road marking improvements on the A9 Tomatin Dual Carriageway between Slochd and Findhorn Bridge, near Inverness.


The road improvement programme, which represents a £2 million investment, will begin at 7pm on Monday 13 May for around 8 weeks, on sections of both the northbound and southbound carriageway. No works will take place over the weekends. The works will be completed at 6am on Wednesday 12 June. 

The second phase of works, road marking works northbound and southbound carriageway, will restart on Monday 12 August at 7pm, lasting for 15 nights. All works are due to be completed by 6am Saturday 31 August.

To ensure the safety of both workers and road users, lane closures will be implemented in both directions with a convoy system in place to guide traffic through the works each night when the work is being undertaken. Due to the nature of the works lane closure will remain in place during the day and over the weekend.


During the works any traffic wishing to use the Raigbeg local access at Slochd will be guided through the traffic management and central crossover by a traffic management operative.


Access through the works site for emergency services will be maintained at all times.


Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This significant resurfacing project on the A9 Tomatin dual carriageway will fix existing defects and significantly enhance the driving experience for all motorists with  a new road surface and brighter road markings.

“We have accelerated these works due to the impending dualling of the A9 between Tomatin and Moy.


“Our teams are committed to executing these works quickly and with safety as our top priority. We extend our gratitude to the local community and road users for their patience while we complete the improvements.

“To minimise delays, we recommend that motorists plan their journeys in advance by consulting the Traffic Scotland website for real-time travel updates.”

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