ROAD works are scheduled to get underway today on a section of the A96 trunk road at Keith.
Transport Scotland are spending £60,000 to patch and resurface a 500m length of carriageway from the A95 Banff Road to the town's Union Bridge. Scheduled to last just one day, temporary traffic lights will be used.
Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s operating company representative, said: "Works have been planned in conjunction with Moray Council and Grampian Police to minimise disruption to the local community and the travelling public. Some delays whilst the works are undertaken are to be expected, but we will do all that we can keep these to a minimum."
Tomorrow (March 12), the roads agency plans to start resurfacing work on the A96 at Brodieshill, to the west of Alves. Lasting eight days, and undertaken between 8am and 5pm, temporary traffic lights will be in place and a convoy system used for the safety of workers. The estimated cost of these works is around £210,000
Mr Thompson advised motorists to allow extra time when planning their journeys. "We would like to thank the local community and drivers for their patience while works to resurface the carriageway take place," he said.
The scheduled works are subject to weather conditions, and drivers are advised to check www.trafficscotland.org for live information.