Resurfacing works on A90 at Stracathro

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Resurfacing works costing £160,000 are get underway on the A90 at Stracathro on Sunday.

The route, which is heavily used by HGV traffic and light and commercial vehicles utilising the Stracathro services, will benefit from the Transport Scotland funded works improving the surfaces of the northbound and southbound slip roads, as well as the overbridge.

The works will be carried out across three nights, starting at 9.30pm until 6.30am.

The first night of the works will see the northbound off slip and on slip resurfaced.

Whilst the northbound slip roads will be closed for the first night, it’s expected that one northbound lane will act as a holding lane for vehicles wishing to enter the Stracathro services.

The alternative diversion will take motorists off at Glasslaw junction and back onto the A90 southbound to access Stracathro services.

The second and third night of works will see both Stracathro overbridge and southbound slip roads resurfaced.

The southbound slip roads and the over bridge will be closed during this time and a diversion will be in place.

This will take motorists past the Stracathro junction southbound, off at the Keithock junction and onto the B966 roundabout northbound using the A90 underpass.

Traffic management will be in place throughout the works to ensure the safety of workers and motorists.

A speed limit of 50mph will also apply.

Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East representative, said: “The A90 at Stracathro is heavily used by HGVs and commercial goods vehicles accessing Stracathro services.

“These works will therefore renew the road surface to ensure that it continues to operate safely for many years to come.

“The works are being carried out overnight to help minimise delays to motorists.

“We would however encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance where possible.”

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

The works are being carried out by Breedon Aggregates on behalf of BEAR Scotland.

Works have been planned in consultation with Angus Council, Police Scotland and Transport Scotland.

Real time traffic information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org or twitter@trafficscotland.