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A96 between Lhanbryde and Mosstodloch has reopened to traffic


By Abbie Duncan

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A SECTION of the A96 between Lhanbrybe and Mosstodloch has now reopened.

The road was closed after a water main burst close to the Threaplands garden centre just outside Lhanbryde on the A96.
The road was closed after a water main burst close to the Threaplands garden centre just outside Lhanbryde on the A96.

The road closed at the beginning of this week, due to a burst water main but has reopened today (Saturday) following completion of extensive road re-instatement and repair work.

Scottish Water engineers have worked through the night to complete the challenging repairs and a specialist re-instatement contractor was called to re-instate the extensive excavation that was needed in the trunk road carriageway and has repaired wider damage caused by the burst.

As of 6.00am Saturday morning the diversion arrangements which have operated over the period of the closure have been removed.

A spokesperson for Scottish Water said: “We would like to thank local communities and road users for their patience and support while our team was working to repair a key part of the local water network; and then to get the road safely back to normal operation as quickly as possible.

“Alongside our specialist contractor, we have worked closely with BEAR Scotland to ensure a high standard of re-instatement work. This has taken longer than originally hoped, but will help to minimise the risk of problems with the road surface in the future. The diversion arrangements have generally worked smoothly, but we would like to apologise for the delays some road users have experienced.”


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