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Two weeks of roadworks set to begin on the A96 in Alves

By Jonathan Clark

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TWO weeks of roadworks are set to take place in Alves starting next week.

A project on the A96 through the village is set to get underway from Monday, May 16.

Teams are set to conduct minor realignment of the existing uncontrolled pedestrian crossing on the A96 beside Alves Primary School.

They are also set to carry out kerbing works and localised resurfacing. The project will provide a safer crossing point for all pedestrians in Alves.

Works will be carried out between 7pm and 6am each night, with all noisy operations expected to be completed by 11pm. No works will take place during the weekend periods.

It is expected that roadworks will take two weeks to complete. Temporary traffic lights and lane closures will be in place overnight, with all traffic management removed during the daytime.

Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s north-east unit representative, said: “Trunk road safety is paramount at BEAR Scotland and Transport Scotland and this project will create a safer crossing point for pedestrians in Alves.

"The traffic management required to undertake these works is essential to keep everyone safe. However, we’ve programmed for the works to take place overnight and have arranged for all noisy operations to be completed before 11pm to help minimise disruption for local residents.

“Our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and as safely as possible.

"We would like to thank road users in advance for their patience during this project and advise them to plan ahead by checking Traffic Scotland for up to date journey information and leave some extra time to reach their destination.”

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org or on Twitter at @trafficscotland.

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