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Next phase of A96 resurfacing at Forres to begin


By Lorna Thompson


THE second phase of a £390,000 upgrade on the A96 at Forres will get under way next week.

The resurfacing improvements on the eastbound carriageway at Forres bypass will run for five nights and follows work carried out on the westbound carriageway at the end of last year.

BEAR Scotland said the overnight project will start on Monday, January 27, between 7.30pm and 6.30am, and should be completed by 6.30am on Saturday, February 1.

The A96 will remain fully open during the daytime. A full eastbound-only road closure with a short-signed diversion will be in place during the works. All motorists travelling eastbound will be diverted via Nairn Road, High Street, Victoria Road and the B9011, where they can join the A96.

People will still have access to Benromach Way recycling centre and Forres railway station throughout the works.

Andy Thompson, BEAR's north-east representative, said: "This £390,000 project will see the second phase of improvements completed on the A96 Forres bypass, which will improve the general condition and safety of this section of the A96 for motorists.

Overnight resurfacing works will start on the eastbound carriageway of the A96 Forres bypass on Monday, January 27. Picture: Eric Cormack.
Overnight resurfacing works will start on the eastbound carriageway of the A96 Forres bypass on Monday, January 27. Picture: Eric Cormack.

"The eastbound road closure is necessary to keep everyone safe during the improvements. However, we’ve planned this scheme to take place over five nights to limit the overall impact to road users.

"Our teams will do all they can to minimise disruption and complete the project as quickly and safely as possible. We thank motorists for their patience and encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website and allow some extra time to reach their destination."

Real-time journey information is available at www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.co.uk.



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