Motorists on the A9 should be aware of traffic restrictions on the southern section between Birnam and Glen Garry as work is carried out for the A9 Dualling programme starting on 24 August 2015.

The restrictions are necessary to enable critical ground investigations to be carried out on single carriageway sections of the existing A9 as the dualling proposals are progressed.

The detailed ground investigation works are to be carried out for approximately four months, starting on 24 August 2015, on a number of locations on the southern section between Birnam and Glen Garry.

The traffic management arrangements will include short alternate single file traffic sections controlled by temporary traffic signals. This traffic management will be moved along the route as the work progresses.

Transport Scotland apologises for any inconvenience caused by the works and thanks road users and local communities for their patience.

The contractor will closely monitor the operation of its traffic management to ensure that delays are kept to a minimum and that any incidents on site are quickly dealt with.

Ground investigation work is also currently taking place on the A9 between Dalnaspidal and Kincraig and is expected to be completed around the end of October 2015.