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Roadworks ahead on the A96 near Huntly at Newtongarry


By Pat Scott

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Bear Scotland will carry out the work on the A96 near Huntly next week.
Bear Scotland will carry out the work on the A96 near Huntly next week.

Surface improvement work on the A96 near Huntly is set to get underway from Monday.

The £320,000 scheme will address defects across a 650m section of the A96 at Newtongarry, creating a safer and smoother road surface for motorists.

The project is scheduled to begin on Monday and will take place over one week with the majority of the work taking place across five nights between 7.30pm and 6.30am.

Daytime works will also take place between 9.30am and 3.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday.

BEAR Scotland has said that works on the A96 will be mainly overnight.
BEAR Scotland has said that works on the A96 will be mainly overnight.

All work is expected to be completed by 6.30am on Saturday, September 11, subject to weather conditions.

To ensure all road workers as well as motorists are kept safe throughout the project, a 10mph convoy system will be in place during periods of overnight and daytime construction works.

The convoy system will be removed outwith working hours however due to the nature of the works, temporary traffic lights will be in place for safety.

Bear Scotland will carry out the work on the A96 near Huntly next week.
Bear Scotland will carry out the work on the A96 near Huntly next week.

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

Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “This £320,000 investment from Transport Scotland will greatly improve and strengthen this section of the A96 near Huntly, as well as create a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

Bear Scotland is undertaking overnight resurfacing works on the A96 near Huntly next week.
Bear Scotland is undertaking overnight resurfacing works on the A96 near Huntly next week.

“The traffic management is essential for everyone’s safety however we’ve taken steps to minimise disruption for motorists as much as possible during the improvements, including carrying out the majority of the works overnight to limit any impact to motorists.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential improvements on the A96. We encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date traffic information and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or via the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.


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