Overnight surfacing improvements planned for A96 Hill of Skares

The A96 between Inverurie and Huntly at Hill of Skares is set to benefit from surfacing improvements with work set to get underway tomorrow.

Wednesday, 5th May 2021, 1:27 pm
Works start Thursday 6 May for one week

The improvements will address defects in the road surface creating a safer and smoother road surface for motorists.

The overnight improvements are scheduled to start on Thursday, May 6 between 7.30pm-6.30am with all work expected to be completed by Friday, May 14. No works will take place on Saturday night.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists, a 10mph convoy system will be in place during working hours. Due to the nature of the works temporary traffic lights will be in place during the daytime for safety.

Consultation has taken place with all relevant stakeholders in advance of the resurfacing improvements to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements.

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government Covid-19 guidance, will be in place to ensure all site personnel remain safe once the project gets underway.

Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “This overnight surfacing project will greatly improve and strengthen this section of the A96, as well as create a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

“The traffic management is essential for everyone’s safety and some disruption for motorists is likely despite the works being carried out overnight.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential improvements on the A96. 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.”

Journey planning information can be obtained at www.trafficscotland.org