Transport Scotland has confirmed that Raeburn Drilling and Geotechnical is set to start work on an 18 week programme of ground investigation on the A9 between Tomatin and Moy next week.
The £4M contract will provide data for the Scottish government’s planned dual carriageway upgrade of the route.
The work will take place both on and offline of the existing road with some traffic management planned. Transport Scotland has said that all the work will be suspended for two weeks over the Christmas and New Year period.
“With the first scheme open to traffic and construction work to commence in the coming months on the second scheme, design work on the A9 Dualling programme continues at pace with eight of the nine remaining dualling schemes being designed now at draft order stage,” said a spokesperson for Transport Scotland.
“With ground investigations starting last Monday on the Crubenmore to Kincraig section, the next ground works will be starting next Monday for the section between Tomatin and Moy, the most northerly section of the route to be dualled.
“We apologise for any inconvenience these works will cause and would thank road users and local communities in advance for their patience during the works. The contractor will closely monitor the operation of the traffic management measures to ensure that delays are kept to a minimum.”