Improvement works for Brechin bypass

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The A90 Brechin bypass is to undergo improvement works following a £340,000 investment from Transport Scotland.

The works, which starts today (Wednesday 6 May) will be carried out over two weeks. This will involve isolated repairs to the surface of both northbound and southbound carriageways and renewal of the road markings.

The improvements will be carried out in four phases with a contraflow system directing traffic. Phase one and two will be carried out at the north section at Trinity over a week. The third and fourth phases will move to the south section of the bypass at St Annes for a further week.

For the safety of the workforce and the public, a 50mph restriction and localised diversions for side roads will be in effect for the duration of the improvements.

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 defects which will improve the general condition of the road for motorists.

“These works have been programmed to minimise delays however we would 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 or twitter @trafficscotland.