Project update: 09 February
Our work on the A9 near Dunkeld continues to progress well and we are on track to have completed this phase of our project by the end of February.
The temporary traffic lights currently in place will be removed this afternoon as planned. The road will be fully open throughout the daytime this weekend, but the temporary lights will be back on the road on both Saturday and Sunday evening from 7pm to allow our engineering team to carry out work on the slip road for the B898.
We expect this work and the reinstatement of the road surface to be completed by Tuesday next week (13 February), when the temporary traffic lights can then be removed and the remainder of our work in the A9 will take place in the wide verge. A temporary speed restriction will be in place for motorists to ensure everyone's safety.
We expect our work in the wide verge to be completed mid-March.
Phase three - B898
As we reach the end of this phase in the A9, our contractor Morrison Energy Services will begin phase three of our project on Monday 19 February.
To carry out this work safely, it will be necessary for the B898 to be closed for approximately nine months, while the new pipe is laid. Local access for residents will always be maintained and a signed diversion route will be in place for motorists at all times.
The road closure itself will be a 'rolling' road closure, which means the point where access is blocked will move along the road as works progress. Cyclists, pedestrians and dog walkers will be able to pass at all times, but cyclists will have to dismount as they pass through our works.
The work will begin at the A9 end of the B898, shown on the map below, and from there our contractor will progress northwards towards the Logierait Bridge. There's more information, including exactly where we'll be working, in our project leaflet.
To help you understand how our work will be carried out and allow you to ask our Project Team any questions, we held two drop-in sessions at Dalguise Village Hall. For those who couldn't attend, but still have questions, please email them to BirnamtoLogierait@sgn.co.uk and someone from our project team will come back to you.
One of our gas pipes runs close to the River Tay, and due to some erosion on the river bank we need to move and upgrade this section of our network.
Our gas network in the area remains safe and there's no immediate risk, but we want to carry out our construction work now to ensure a safe and reliable gas supply.
Our new pipeline will run between Birnam and Logierait and the project is being carried out by our contractors Advance Group Limited and Morrison Energy Services.
Our construction work began in June and is progressing well.
On Monday 24 July, we began work to lay the new gas main running from Birnam to Logierait. This section of our project is progressing well and we'd like to thank the local community for their continued support.
The first section of this work is being carried out close to the Niel Gow statue at the junction of Perth Road and the A923 Atholl Road. Our new gas pipe will be inserted along Perth Road and south-east through Birnam village. At the far side of the village, the pipe will be installed along part of Torlee Road.
From 4 September until 31 December there will be parking and loading suspensions on Perth Road between the Birnam hotel and Torlee Road in sections.
Once this section is complete, our new gas pipe will then be laid under the A293 and into Birnam Walk.
On 21 August work will start on the far side of the A9 in Inver, to lay the new pipe through the village and along to the side of the A9.
Our contractor Morrison Energy Services is carrying out this 22-week section of our project, which will be completed before Christmas 2023.
There's more information in our bespoke project booklet.
Keeping you informed
We held an open day for the local community on 20 October 2022 at Birnam Arts Centre, where we shared details about our plans, answered questions and received feedback. If you were unable to attend, you can download the information boards.
You can also keep updated with our plans, or advise us on any special events we should be aware of, by signing up to our project email distribution list.
We'll be updating this dedicated web page as our project progresses.
If you have any questions about this project, you can get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.