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Elgin road users offered apology from Amey as much delayed A96 project nears completion

By Ewan Malcolm

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WORK on part of the A96 in Elgin is expected to be concluded this week after more than a year of delays.

Work on part of the A96 when the project started in March 2023. Picture: Beth Taylor
Work on part of the A96 when the project started in March 2023. Picture: Beth Taylor

It was announced in March 2023 that work had started on a £500,000 Transport Scotland active travel project.

The project included widening pavements and installing new road crossings to make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to cross the A96 carriageway near Harry Gow and KFC.

But Amey, which is carrying out the work on behalf of Transport Scotland, has now apologised for delays to the project which it says were outwith its control.

Following a review and feedback from both the local community and Moray Council, the final stage of the improvements will entail revisions to both the layout, and eastbound approach to and from the A96/Reiket Lane roundabout.

Tom Wallace, Account Director at Amey, said: “We have taken on board feedback from the local community, along with our local authority partners, Moray Council.

“Amey acknowledge that there have been delays, primarily outwith our control, in completing the works in Elgin.

“We would like to apologise to road users and the local community for the length of time needed to deliver the improvements and are grateful for their continued patience while the revised work is carried out.”

Work to deliver the revised design will take place from today (June 17) to June 22 between 6pm to 6am each night.

The work will be undertaken using lane closures and temporary traffic lights.

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