December 27, 2023

North West Scotland Trunk Roads – Storm Gerrit Update

Storm Gerrit is causing severe disruption on the trunk road network across Scotland, particularly in the North West. BEAR Scotland, Transport Scotland’s trunk road operating company for the North West, is working with partners to keep roads open where possible, with teams out across the country clearing snow, fallen trees, and other debris. Disruption is … Continued

December 23, 2023

A83 AT REST AND BE THANKFUL – OLD MILITARY ROAD DIVERSION

Heavy and persistent rainfall forecast throughout Saturday and overnight into Sunday, increasing hillside saturation levels.  Old Military Road local diversion to be implemented as a safety precaution from 3pm this afternoon and will continue in operation until Sunday morning.  Hillside conditions and forecast weather will inform the re-opening decision for A83 at the Rest on … Continued

December 22, 2023

A83 AT REST AND BE THANKFUL – OLD MILITARY ROAD UPDATE

Further to updated forecast indicating reduced rainfall on Friday, traffic at the Rest and Be Thankful will remain on the A83 overnight on Friday 22 December A further update will be provided on Saturday morning following review of forecast and hillside saturation. Road users should however be aware that the current expectation is that A83 … Continued

December 22, 2023

NEW CANTILEVERED WALKWAY ENSURES ACCESS DURING CONNEL BRIDGE UPGRADE 

BEAR Scotland, on behalf of Transport Scotland, has completed the construction of a cantilevered walkway to the east side of the A828 Connel Bridge. The walkway will maintain access for non-motorised users whilst bridge deck replacement works are undertaken next year. The £1.9 Million project to install the walkway began in January 2023. The cantilevered … Continued

December 22, 2023

VEGETATION MANAGEMENT, INCLUDING ASH DIEBACK TREE REMOVAL WORKS AT HERMISTON INTERCHANGE

Overnight slip road closures 8-25 January 2024   BEAR Scotland, acting on behalf of Transport Scotland, is carrying out essential landscape works to remove potentially hazardous trees affected by ash dieback, and to improve the woodland areas at Hermiston Interchange.   The scheme will begin on Monday 8 January, 2024 for 14 nights until Thursday … Continued

December 21, 2023

A83 AT REST AND BE THANKFUL – TRAFFIC TO BE DIVERTED ONTO OLD MILITARY ROAD LOCAL DIVERSION ROUTE

• Current forecast for Friday and Saturday indicates heavy persistent rainfall with corresponding increase in hillside saturation levels.• As a precaution, A83 traffic will therefore be diverted onto the Old Military Road from 6pm on Friday 22 December. • Given the increase in hillside saturation levels it is then expected that the Old Military Road … Continued

December 15, 2023

SAFETY IMPROVEMENT WORKS ANNOUNCED FOR A9 MILTON OF LEYS

· Works start Monday 18 December 2023 for seven weeks. BEAR Scotland, Transport Scotland’s trunk road operating company, are to start £240k worth of road safety improvements on the A9 Trunk Road near Milton of Leys, south of Inverness. The works will bring traffic signs and road safety barriers up to modern highway standards, making … Continued

December 13, 2023

A82 FORT AUGUSTUS SWING BRIDGE – HYDRAULICS MINOR MAINTENANCE WORKS

Series of short full road closures on 14 December.  On behalf of Transport Scotland, BEAR Scotland is carrying out essential hydraulic works on the A82, at the historic Fort Augustus Swing Bridge, replacing the hydraulic rams which open and close the bridge. The site works will take place on Thursday 14 December, beginning at 09.15am … Continued

December 12, 2023

NEXT PHASE OF BRIDGE WORKS AT M8 JUNCTION 3 LIVINGSTON

Full overnight closure of A899 9 January 2024 Lane closures on A899 10 January to Autumn 2024 January 2024 will see the next phase of refurbishment commence on the bridge that carries the slip road exiting the eastbound M8 at Junction 3 Livingston. Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland will carry out concrete repairs and … Continued

December 8, 2023

RESURFACING THE M9 NORTHBOUND RIVER ALMOND BRIDGE

Overnight carriageway closure 15 December 2023 BEAR Scotland, Transport Scotland’s operating company, is set to resurface the northbound carriageway of the bridge that carries the M9 motorway over the River Almond near Newbridge. To allow these works to be carried out safely, the M9 northbound will be closed between Junction 1 Newbridge and Junction 1A … Continued

December 8, 2023

RESURFACING THE M8 EASTBOUND BETWEEN JUNCTION 3A SLIPS

Overnight carriageway closure Wednesday 13 December 2023 The eastbound carriageway of the M8 at Junction 3A will be closed for resurfacing on the night of Wednesday 13 December between 20:30 and 06:00. Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland will carry out the works, renewing 400 metres of surfacing to create smoother and safer journeys for … Continued

December 8, 2023

RESURFACING THE M9 NORTHBOUND AFTER JUNCTION 7

Overnight carriageway closures 13, 14 and 15 December 2023 A section of the M9 northbound carriageway after Junction 7 Kinnaird House is set to benefit from a £96,000 Transport Scotland investment in resurfacing improvements. The works are programmed to take place on the nights of 13, 14 and 15 December, between the hours of 19:30 … Continued