STIRLING commuters are being warned of possible delays as a section of the A9 will be closed overnight for roadworks next week.

Work will start on the A9 carriageway immediately after the Keir Roundabout near Dunblane on Tuesday, October 30.

Teams will be creating a "smoother and safer road surface" for motorists by carrying out patching repairs on a section of the carriageway.

The work will be carried out between 7.30pm and 6.30am across two nights.

A signed diversion route via the B8033 (Stirling Road) and B8033 (Perth Road) to the Queen Victoria slips for the A9 will be in place throughout the duration of the closure ensuing access for motorists commuting northbound on the A9 overnight.

On Wednesday night the A9 will remain open with lane closures in place for safety to allow teams to complete the remaining patching repairs.

All traffic management will be lifted during the daytime. 

Commenting on the improvements, Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s north east unit representative, said: “These essential works will repair a number of potholes and other surfacing issues to help improve the general condition and safety of this section of the A9 for motorists.

“Our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible. We have scheduled the works to happen overnight to help minimise delays, however we encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information.”

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