Please be advised that due to operational reasons, an additional night of works is required to complete the surfacing improvements on the A96 between Northfield Roundabout and Dr Gray’s Roundabout near Elgin.
The project began on Wednesday 15 June and was expected to be complete by 6am on Saturday 18 June, however an additional night of work is required on Wednesday 29 June to complete lining works. Works will take place between 7.30pm and 6am with all works expected to be complete by 6am Thursday 30 June.
The traffic management will remain the same as the previous nights, a closure of the A96 from Northfield Roundabout to Wittet Drive will be in place with traffic being diverted onto the A941, Wards Road and Wittet Drive before returning to the A96. Local access as well as access to the Esso garage and Dr Gray’s Hospital will be maintained throughout the works.
All relevant stakeholders have been informed of the changes.
Real-time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland .org, twitter at @trafficscotland or via the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org
A section of the A96 near Elgin is set to benefit from surfacing improvements worth £30,000, with work set to get underway on Wednesday 15 June.
The improvements will address defects in the road surface between Northfield Roundabout and Dr Gray’s Roundabout, creating a safer and smoother road surface for motorists.
The project is expected to get underway on Wednesday 15 June and is programmed to take place over three nights. The improvements will be carried out between 7.30pm and 6am each night, with surfacing due to be completed by 6am on Saturday 18 June.
To ensure the safety of roadworkers as well as motorists, a closure of the A96 from Northfield Roundabout to Wittet Drive will be in place each night with traffic being diverted onto the A941, Wards Road and Wittet Drive before returning to the A96. Local access as well as access to the Esso garage and Dr Gray’s Hospital will be maintained throughout the works. All traffic management will be removed outwith working hours.
Consultation has taken place with all relevant stakeholders in advance of the surfacing improvements to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements.
Commenting on the improvements, Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: “This £30,000 investment from Transport Scotland has been designed to improve the general condition and safety of this section of the A96 for motorists.
“We’ve taken steps to minimise disruption for motorists as much as possible during the improvements by carrying out the works overnight and by removing traffic management outwith working hours.
“We thank motorists for the patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential improvements on the A96. We encourage them to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up-to-date travel 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.
Materials removed from the existing carriageway will be recycled using SEPA approved methods.