A90 improvements to start on Tuesday

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The postponed improvement works for the A90 Brechin bypass are set to start on Tuesday, January 13.

The improvement works were made possible following a £280,000 investment from Transport Scotland. The result will be a safer journey for motorists.

The works will be carried out in two phases over eight consecutive days and will involve isolated repairs to the concrete surface of both northbound and southbound carriageways and renewal of the road markings.

The works were originally planned for December but were postponed to the New Year due to bad weather.

The improvement works will be carried out under two contraflows. The first contraflow will be set up on Tuesday with the southbound carriageway being closed with a single lane of traffic running in each direction on the adjacent northbound carriageway.

On Saturday, January 17, the contraflow will be lifted and reset so that the northbound carriageway is closed with a single lane of traffic running in each direction of the southbound carriageway. A 50mph speed restriction will be in place for the duration of the works for the safety of the workforce and the public.

Commenting on the works, Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: “These works will repair a number of cracks, potholes and other issues which will improve the general condition and safety of the road for motorists. Works have been scheduled to minimise delays, however, we encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org.