Road closures on specified routes: EIR release

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

Information requested

You asked for "Over the last 5 full years (2013-2018), for closures lasting longer than 1 hour on ...

  •  A9 - from Dunblane to Inverness
  •  A95 - from Aviemore to Grantown-on-Spey
  •  A96 - from Inverness to Forres

I would like to know;

  •  the location of the closure (eg. a grid reference or GPS co-ordinates)
  •  the direction impacted (eg. northbound, southbound etc)
  •  the date of the closure
  •  the start & end time of the closure
  •  the reason for the closure (snow, rock fall, accident etc)
  •  if a detour was available & what route that was to get back on the original road".

After clarification you confirmed on 17 September 2019 to reduce the timescale of the information required to 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018.


Annex A provides the information we currently hold in relation to the road closures on the routes and dates requested.

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FOI-19-02068 - Annex A


Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
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