A section of the A9 between Auchterarder and Aberuthven will be subjected to overnight road closures from this week to allow resurfacing works to take place.

The improvements, worth £200,000, begin tomorrow (September 29) and will take place over seven nights between 7.30pm and 6.30am with all work expected to be completed by 6.30am on October 8.

No works will take place on Friday and Saturday night.

The project will address defects in the road surface on the northbound section of the A9 at East Mill to Shinafoot and Broadfold, creating a safer road surface for motorists.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists, a lane closure with a 10mph convoy system will be in place during working hours.

The convoy system will be removed during the daytime.

BEAR Scotland’s north east unit representative Ian Stewart said: “This £200,000 investment from Transport Scotland will greatly improve and strengthen this section of the A9, as well as create a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

“We’ve arranged for the scheme to be carried out overnight to limit the impact felt by road users and maintain journey time reliability, and our team will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential improvements on the A9.

“We encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date traffic information and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”

Materials removed from the existing carriageway will be recycled using SEPA approved methods.

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or via the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org