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Craigellachie to be site of £340,000 resurfacing works, which will close A95 for five days and five night


By Lewis McBlane

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TWO weeks of resurfacing works, worth £340,000, are set to benefit Craigellachie.

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The works on the A95 will start Monday, May 16 and will last for two weeks.

A spokesperson for BEAR Scotland said: "The improvements will address defects in the road surface on the A95 at Craigellachie, creating a safer and smoother road surface for motorists.

"Consultation has taken place with all relevant stakeholders in advance of the surfacing improvements to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements."

The first stage of the resurfacing will close the A95 for five days during working hours, between Mulben and the A95-A941 junction.

Works will be carried out between 8am and 5.30pm each day, with surfacing due to be completed by 5.30pm on Friday, May 20.

Northbound traffic will be diverted from the A95/A941 junction to Rothes, Kirkhill, Boat O Brig and finally to Mulben.

Southbound traffic will be diverted from Mulben to Boat O Brig, Kirkhill, Rothes and finally the A95/A941 junction.

The second stage will close the road between Craigellachie and Wester Galdwell

From Monday, May 23, for five nights, BEAR Scotland will work from 7.30pm and 6am each night on the resurfacing until 6am on Saturday, May 28.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers as well as motorists, a road closure will be in place during working hours.

The A95 will be closed between the A95/A941 junction and Mulben.

Northbound traffic will be diverted from the A95/A941 junction to Rothes, Kirkhill, Boat O Brig and finally to Mulben.

Southbound traffic will be diverted from Mulben to Boat O Brig, Kirkhill, Rothes and finally the A95/A941 junction. The road closure will be removed outwith working hours.

Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: “This surfacing project near Craigellachie has been designed to improve the general condition and safety of this section of the A95 for motorists.

“The traffic management is essential to ensure the safety of both roadworkers and motorists.

"We have taken steps to minimise disruption by removing the road closures outwith working hours and our teams will do all they can to complete the scheme as safely and quickly as possible.

“We thank motorists for the patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential improvements on the A95.

"We encourage them to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”


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