April 23, 2024

SPRING REFRESH FOR A84 STRATHYRE AREA

  Sunday 28 April-Friday 3 May 5am Overnight road closure with amnesties   The village of Strathyre and a section of carriageway north of Runacraig on the A84 trunk road are set to receive carriageway and road marking enhancements ahead of the busy summer season, improving safety for road users.   BEAR Scotland will be … Continued

April 23, 2024

RESURFACING THE M8 WESTBOUND AFTER JUNCTION 3

Overnight carriageway closures 3-28 May 2024 The westbound carriageway of the M8 after Junction 3 will be closed for resurfacing each night from Friday 3 to Tuesday 28 May, between the hours of 20:30 and 06:00. Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland will carry out the works, renewing 3.2 kilometres of surfacing. During the works … Continued

April 23, 2024

A9 ROAD ENHANCEMENTS

Nightly road closures with hourly amnesty periods for travel (between 8pm and 4am) Transport Scotland is investing a total of £185,000 to carry out essential surfacing improvements on the A9 north of Inverness at three locations: south of Achrimsdale, Dunbeath and Georgemas Junction. The works will be carried out by BEAR Scotland, Transport Scotland’s trunk … Continued

April 22, 2024

DUAL CARRIAGEWAY IMPROVEMENTS A9 CROY JUNCTION

  Works start Wednesday 24 April for five nights Night time lane closures with convoy   BEAR Scotland, Transport Scotland’s North West trunk road operating company, is set to start essential resurfacing and road marking improvements on the A9 northbound dual carriageway at the B851 Croy junction, south of Inverness. Resurfacing and road marking improvements … Continued

April 22, 2024

IMPROVEMENTS DELIVERED IN SOUTH EAST SCOTLAND – Q1 2024

  In the first quarter of 2024, BEAR Scotland has delivered £21.4 million in improvements and maintenance across the South East trunk road network on behalf of our client Transport Scotland. This included resurfacing projects worth a total of £3.3 million, improving surface quality and overall safety for motorists on various routes. In February three … Continued

April 22, 2024

WINTER IN THE SOUTH EAST – REVIEW

Q&A with Alasdair Allen, Severe Weather Manager   How has this winter been overall? Every winter brings different challenges and we’re always ready to deal with whatever comes our way, whether that’s snow and ice, storm damage, high winds or flooding. This winter were lucky that South East Scotland escaped the worst of the seasonal … Continued

April 19, 2024

ROAD SAFETY ENHANCEMENTS AT A83 GLEN KINGLAS  

  Overnight road closure with amnesties and diversion Monday 6 May, 10pm-4am   Road safety enhancements are planned for the A83 at Glen Kinglas (Butter Bridge). The improvements involve installing new safety barriers and will take place overnight on Monday 6 May, from 10pm to 4am.   To enable these improvements and protect road users … Continued

April 18, 2024

A1 NORTHBOUND RESURFACING NEAR EAST LINTON

Overnight carriageway closures 7 to 24 May 2024 The A1 is set to benefit from a total of 5.3 kilometres of carriageway improvements over two sites, with Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland planning 16 nights of resurfacing works near East Linton between 7 and 24 May. The northbound carriageway of the A1 will be … Continued

April 16, 2024

A83 REST AND BE THANKFUL

• A83 to operate under traffic management from 12 noon Following a hillside inspection and safety review this morning, BEAR Scotland will move traffic back onto the A83 at the Rest and be Thankful from 12 noon today, Tuesday 16 April. Using the Old Military Road during the spell of wet weather ensured continued access … Continued

April 11, 2024

DUAL CARRIAGEWAY IMPROVEMENTS A9 DAVIOT JUNCTION

Carriageway improvement works to start on Tuesday 16 April for nine nights Night time lane closures with convoy BEAR Scotland, Transport Scotland’s North West trunk road operating company, is set to start essential resurfacing and road markings improvements on the A9 southbound dual carriageway north and south of the Daviot junction, near Inverness.  Surfacing and … Continued

April 11, 2024

A83 REST AND BE THANKFUL – OPEN USING THE OLD MILITARY ROAD

  A83 Old Military Road remains in use   Following a hillside inspection and safety review this morning, BEAR Scotland will be keeping the Old Military Road open for A83 Rest and Be Thankful traffic today, Monday 15 April, as a precaution.   Boulders which came to the surface after heavy rain last week were … Continued

April 10, 2024

NORTH WEST ACTIVE TRAVEL IMPROVEMENTS

Active travel projects have brought improvements to the North West network, with benefits to people choosing to walk, wheel and cycle. The cycle path at the A9 Dalnaspidal (pictured below), part of National Cycle Route 7, was resurfaced to give a smoother experience. Widening and upgrading markings on National Cycle Route 1 at the A9 … Continued