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Re: A9 dualling

Post by Duncan macknight » Tue Jul 13, 2021 13:20

northernlight wrote:
Mon Jul 12, 2021 15:42


Thanks Duncan very much for this useful and interesting information.

I think that the A835 from Tore to Maryburgh was classified as the A834 for about four and a half years from 1981 to 1985, when the Tore-Ullapool road passed through Dingwall. The minor road from the A832 at Moy Bridge to Maryburgh (before the new road opened in 1985) is shown on some maps as a non-primary section of the A835 from as early as 1977/1978, which seems odd, but perhaps this road was used to access Tore before 1985, in order to avoid Strathpeffer and Dingwall? In my recollection is was a fairly narrow road.

It is also slightly odd that the design standard of the A9 from Tore to the Cromarty Bridge and the A834 (later A835) to Maryburgh was slightly lower than the A9 to the south of Inverness. Although built to a high standard, the carriageway is noticeably less wide.
Yes, the A835 didn't come into play until I presume the whole system was complete. I'm not too sure of the full sequence of events so I just stick to A835. Its what everyone knows anyway!

The carriageway width does narrow down across Black Isle, Specifically its just underneath the Golden Bridge at Raigmore where the hard strip disappears. I do not know why but I am on the case!
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Re: A9 dualling

Post by Stravaiger » Fri Jul 16, 2021 14:04

Any word on luncarty/ Birnam opening date yet? I feel they're dragging their heels a bit now......

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Re: A9 dualling

Post by Duncan macknight » Fri Jul 16, 2021 16:45

Stravaiger wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 14:04
Any word on luncarty/ Birnam opening date yet? I feel they're dragging their heels a bit now......
Much of the new surface is down aside from the bankfoot junction so it can't be too long now. Another Month or 2 maximum
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Re: A9 dualling

Post by lotrjw » Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:51

Duncan macknight wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 16:45
Stravaiger wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 14:04
Any word on luncarty/ Birnam opening date yet? I feel they're dragging their heels a bit now......
Much of the new surface is down aside from the bankfoot junction so it can't be too long now. Another Month or 2 maximum
Any chance its done by Aug 10th? as thats when Im travelling to Thurso and I will be using the A9.

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Re: A9 dualling

Post by Stravaiger » Sat Jul 17, 2021 15:39

Doubt it- miles of centre line crash barrier not yet done, for starters....

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Re: A9 dualling

Post by Stravaiger » Sat Jul 17, 2021 15:39

Doubt it- miles of centre line crash barrier not yet done, for starters....

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Re: A9 dualling

Post by owen b » Sun Jul 18, 2021 21:32

lotrjw wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:51
Duncan macknight wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 16:45
Stravaiger wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 14:04
Any word on luncarty/ Birnam opening date yet? I feel they're dragging their heels a bit now......
Much of the new surface is down aside from the bankfoot junction so it can't be too long now. Another Month or 2 maximum
Any chance its done by Aug 10th? as thats when Im travelling to Thurso and I will be using the A9.
I came that way this morning and there's signs stating that delays are possible until December. There's a 40 limit all the way through the works.
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Re: A9 dualling

Post by lotrjw » Mon Jul 19, 2021 20:19

owen b wrote:
Sun Jul 18, 2021 21:32
lotrjw wrote:
Sat Jul 17, 2021 12:51
Duncan macknight wrote:
Fri Jul 16, 2021 16:45


Much of the new surface is down aside from the bankfoot junction so it can't be too long now. Another Month or 2 maximum
Any chance its done by Aug 10th? as thats when Im travelling to Thurso and I will be using the A9.
I came that way this morning and there's signs stating that delays are possible until December. There's a 40 limit all the way through the works.
Thanks. Thats quite slow, I suppose they thought the usual 50mph was too fast for though the works?

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Re: A9 dualling

Post by orudge » Tue Jul 20, 2021 14:25

lotrjw wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 20:19
Thanks. Thats quite slow, I suppose they thought the usual 50mph was too fast for though the works?
40mph tends to be more common in Scotland, especially on S2s.

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Re: A9 dualling

Post by B9099 » Tue Jul 20, 2021 18:30

Northbound traffic is now on the northbound carriageway and southbound traffic on the southbound carriageway. Still single file as works are on going but it's another step closer. Bankfoot south junction is fully operational too.

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Re: A9 dualling

Post by lotrjw » Tue Jul 20, 2021 19:58

orudge wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 14:25
lotrjw wrote:
Mon Jul 19, 2021 20:19
Thanks. Thats quite slow, I suppose they thought the usual 50mph was too fast for though the works?
40mph tends to be more common in Scotland, especially on S2s.
Ah OK that will be why the M74 had a 40mph with one lane closed when I was on it before.

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Re: A9 dualling

Post by lotrjw » Tue Jul 20, 2021 20:00

B9099 wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 18:30
Northbound traffic is now on the northbound carriageway and southbound traffic on the southbound carriageway. Still single file as works are on going but it's another step closer. Bankfoot south junction is fully operational too.
That sounds like a big improvement from the pictures that got posted on here a while back.

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Re: A9 dualling

Post by Burns » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:04

B9099 wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 18:30
Northbound traffic is now on the northbound carriageway and southbound traffic on the southbound carriageway. Still single file as works are on going but it's another step closer. Bankfoot south junction is fully operational too.
That must be a very recent change. Now all we need are four months painstaking snagging works and it'll be ready for opening in December.

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Re: A9 dualling

Post by IanRB » Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:41

Burns wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:04
B9099 wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 18:30
Northbound traffic is now on the northbound carriageway and southbound traffic on the southbound carriageway. Still single file as works are on going but it's another step closer. Bankfoot south junction is fully operational too.
That must be a very recent change. Now all we need are four months painstaking snagging works and it'll be ready for opening in December.
It wasn't like that on Monday morning, so I suspect it was done overnight Monday/Tuesday.

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Post by Burns » Wed Jul 21, 2021 14:45

I wonder if they still have those "Warning Overhead Structure" signs up right by the new bridges? Yeah, you don't say. I saw the bridges coming a mile off but I didn't see the sign till I got there.

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Re: A9 dualling

Post by B9099 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 17:50

IanRB wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:41
Burns wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:04
B9099 wrote:
Tue Jul 20, 2021 18:30
Northbound traffic is now on the northbound carriageway and southbound traffic on the southbound carriageway. Still single file as works are on going but it's another step closer. Bankfoot south junction is fully operational too.
That must be a very recent change. Now all we need are four months painstaking snagging works and it'll be ready for opening in December.
It wasn't like that on Monday morning, so I suspect it was done overnight Monday/Tuesday.
Yes, that is correct.
I travel to and from work along this section of the A9 and it was quite frustrating seeing next to nothing happening for a few months last year.
It is a slow process but has been quite interesting seeing it progressing day by day.

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Re: A9 dualling

Post by B9099 » Wed Jul 21, 2021 17:52

Burns wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 14:45
I wonder if they still have those "Warning Overhead Structure" signs up right by the new bridges? Yeah, you don't say. I saw the bridges coming a mile off but I didn't see the sign till I got there.
I can't say I have noticed the signs. I will look tomorrow. I have noticed the structures though!

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Re: A9 dualling

Post by IanRB » Wed Jul 21, 2021 19:55

Burns wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 14:45
I wonder if they still have those "Warning Overhead Structure" signs up right by the new bridges? Yeah, you don't say. I saw the bridges coming a mile off but I didn't see the sign till I got there.
I think those signs are intended for construction traffic.

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Re: A9 dualling

Post by Burns » Thu Jul 22, 2021 06:24

IanRB wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 19:55
Burns wrote:
Wed Jul 21, 2021 14:45
I wonder if they still have those "Warning Overhead Structure" signs up right by the new bridges? Yeah, you don't say. I saw the bridges coming a mile off but I didn't see the sign till I got there.
I think those signs are intended for construction traffic.
I know but they're still funny.

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Re: A9 dualling

Post by orudge » Wed Jul 28, 2021 14:13

Daily Record story mentioning that the Transport Secretary met locals in Dunkeld and Birnam last week. Not really any useful information in it but the fact that things are still happening is at least something.

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