Motorists face M9 contraflow and overnight closures for resurfacing works

Work to resurface two sections of the M9 southbound carriageway are to take place in the next few weeks.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 23rd February 2021, 4:30 pm
Roadworks sign
Roadworks sign

BEAR Scotland plans to renew sections of the motorway between junctions eight and nine, and another near junction two.

The works two will require either a contraflow or parts of the motorway to be closed for the safety of workers and road users.

The resurfacing between junctions eight, Kinnaird Interchange, and nine, Pirnhall Interchange, will begin at 7.30pm on Friday, March 5 and is planned to take place over the weekend using 24 hour working, with the works to be completed by 6am on Monday, March 8.

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A contraflow traffic management system will be in place during these works with traffic restricted to a single lane in both directions.

Meanwhile, the M9 will be closed southbound between Junction 5 Cadgers Brae and junction 1A Kirkliston interchange from 7.30pm until 6am on March 10 and 11, for the team to renew approximately one kilometre of the road over two nights.

During the closure, a signed diversion will take traffic via M9 Junction 5, the A905, the A993, the A904 and the M90 before re-joining the M9 at junction 1A – adding an estimated 16 minutes and 5.2 miles to affected journeys.

Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said:

“We thank motorists in advance for their patience and encourage them to plan ahead.”​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​