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Drainage works to get under way on A96 section near Keith


By Lorna Thompson

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THREE weeks of drainage improvements for the A96 north of Keith will get under way on Monday.

The £95,000 works are to upgrade a section of the trunk road at North Bogbain.

Temporary traffic lights have been in place there to protect the carriageway.

Teams will carry out improvements to the embankment of the ditch adjacent to both sides of the road to repair the ditch-side failure and mitigate the risks of any undermining of the carriageway edge.

The project will begin on Monday, October 25, and is expected to take up to three weeks to complete.

The work will take place between 8am and 5pm each day, with no works scheduled for Saturdays or Sundays.

Temporary traffic lights, with a single-lane closure, will continue to be in place while the work is ongoing.

Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s north-east representative, said: "This latest £95,000 investment from Transport Scotland will allow us to carry out drainage works to the embankment at this section of the A96 to ensure the network continues to operate safely at the highest standard.

"The traffic management is essential to ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists during this project.

"Due to the nature of the works, the traffic management will be required to remain in place outwith working hours. However, our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible."


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