INVESTIGATION WORKS ON THE M876 JUNCTION 1 WESTBOUND ON-SLIP

November 30, 2021

 Three overnight carriageway closures between Bonnybridge and Larbert from Wednesday 1 December to Friday 3 December For the safety of workers and road users during these investigation works, Junction 1 at Denny westbound on-slip will be closed between 19:30 and 06:00 on the nights of Wednesday 1 December, Thursday 2 December and Friday 3 December. … Continued

BEAR Scotland’s response to Storm Arwen

November 30, 2021

When eastern Scotland was hit by Storm Arwen on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 November 2021 over 100 operatives from BEAR Scotland and its supply chain worked to deal with the impact on the trunk roads it is responsible for in the North West, North East and South East of Scotland. The first storm of … Continued

UPGRADING SAFETY BARRIERS ON THE M8

November 30, 2021

Five weeks of overnight lane restrictions begin Sunday 5 December 2021 Overnight lane restrictions will be in place on the M8 between Junctions 4 and 4A from the night of Sunday 5 December, to allow safety barriers in the central reservation to be upgraded by Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland. Between 20:30 and 06:00 … Continued

BEAR SCOTLAND SUPPORTS BRAKE’S ROAD SAFETY WEEK CAMPAIGN

November 30, 2021

BEAR Scotland supported the road safety charity, Brake’s Road Safety Week campaign which ran 15 – 21 November. Road Safety Week is the UK’s biggest road safety event and this year its theme was Road Safety Heroes. It celebrated the work of road safety professionals and emergency services across the UK and informed the public … Continued

OVERNIGHT RESURFACING WORKS ON THE M9 JUNCTION 1 ON-SLIP NORTHBOUND

November 29, 2021

Three overnight slip road closures begin Wednesday 1 December 2021 Motorists using the M9 Northbound Junction 1 on-slip at Newbridge are set to benefit from an improved road surface, with Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland planning to renew approximately 0.5 kilometres of the trunk road over three nights, beginning on Wednesday 1 December. For … Continued

MAINTENANCE OF THE EASTBOUND M8 APPROACH TO JUNCTION 3A

November 29, 2021

Overnight road closure on Monday 29 November 2021 The eastbound carriageway of the M8 between Junctions 4 and 3A will be closed for maintenance works between 20:30 and 06:00 on Monday 29 November. The works will be carried out by BEAR Scotland, Transport Scotland’s operating company. A signed diversion route will direct eastbound motorists from … Continued

A1 CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC BETWEEN THISTLY CROSS ROUNDABOUT AND ABBOTSVIEW JUNCTION

November 26, 2021

The A1 is now closed to all traffic in both directions between Thistly Cross roundabout and Abbotsview Junction, with wind speeds of up to 84mph forecast for this evening where the trunk road bridges over the River Tyne near East Linton. A diversion route is in place via the A199. This is expected to add … Continued

RED WIND WARNING: EXPECT RESTRICTIONS ON HIGH SIDED VEHICLES AND POSSIBLE CLOSURE OF A1

November 26, 2021

BEAR Scotland is warning road users to expect restrictions on high sided vehicles and a possible full closure of the A1 later today when the strongest winds from Storm Arwen arrive on the east coast of Scotland. The Met Office has issued a Red warning for wind, with gusts of up to 84mph forecast on … Continued

£25,000 ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE WORKS PLANNED AT A90 INVERUGIE BRIDGE NEAR PETERHEAD

November 26, 2021

Works start Monday 29 November for two weeks   Essential maintenance is planned for the A90 Inverugie Bridge over the River Ugie, located around two miles north of Peterhead with works set to get underway from Monday 29 November. The £25,000 project will involve teams repairing the embankment, reinstating the drainage system and constructing steps … Continued

BEAR SCOTLAND GEARS UP FOR STORM ARWEN

November 25, 2021

Additional resources in place to address any issues 24/7 control rooms monitoring conditions The first named storm of winter is on its way and BEAR Scotland, which looks after the trunk roads in the North West, North East and South East of Scotland, is primed to tackle whatever weather conditions Storm Arwen brings. Forecasts indicate … Continued