Published: 26/04/2014 08:30 - Updated: 25/04/2014 10:55

A96 road work planned for Elgin and Forres

bear logoRESURFACING work on the A96 in Moray, totalling £217,000, will start at the beginning of next week.

Work on West Road, between the Lossie Bridge and Braelossie Place, and also on the Forres Bypass, from the Findhorn roundabout to the Forres Sewerage Works, will start on Monday.

The work will be carried out from 7.30pm to 6.30am to minimise impact,. The work in Elgin will start on Monday, and is expected to last two nights.

Crews will then move to the Forres Bypass for a further four nights.

According to BEAR Scotland, it is expected that the noisiest elements of the works – including planing and pneumatic drills – will be completed by 11pm.

However, there will be some noise after this time from the road surfacing operations.

Measures will be put in place to keep drivers and the workforce safe while the work is carried out, BEAR said.

Due to the road width, a convoy system with a 10mph speed limit will be in place at Elgin, while at Forres, temporary traffic lights will be used.

The works, being undertaken by BEAR Scotland on behalf of Transport Scotland, will involve the resurfacing of both lanes of the carriageway at each location.

Commenting on the works, Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: "These works will repair these two failing sections of the A96 which will improve the general condition of the road, keep the areas safe and reduce noise and vibration to the local residents.

"The works are being carried out overnight to minimise delays. We would, however, encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance and allow some extra time."

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

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