£360,000 SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED FOR A85 WEST OF METHVEN

October 6, 2021

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Wednesday 6 October

 

SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED FOR WEST OF METHVEN POSTPONED BY ONE WEEK

 

Please be advised that surfacing improvements planned for the A85 near Methven have been postponed due to forecast inclement weather.

The project was due to get underway this week, however the work will now begin on Monday 11 October and will take place between 7pm and 7am over ten nights. No works are programmed to take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Upon commencement of the works, the traffic management will remain the same as originally planned, with a 10mph convoy system being operated during working hours. The convoy system will be removed during the daytime but temporary traffic lights will remain in place given the nature of the works.  To minimise disruption over the weekend period, when no works are scheduled to take place, appropriate measures will be implemented to allow the removal of the temporary traffic signals.

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 new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org

 

 

Works begin Monday 4 October for nine nights

 

Surfacing improvements worth £360,000 are to get underway on the A85 near Methven next week.

The project will improve 880 metres of carriageway, creating a smoother and safer journey for road users of this section of the A85.

The improvements are scheduled to be undertaken at night and will begin on Monday 4 October and are expected to take nine nights to complete. The project will take place between 7pm and 7am each night with all works due to be completed by 7am on Friday 15 October, subject to weather conditions. No works are programmed for Friday and Saturday night.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists, a 10mph convoy system will be in place during working hours. The convoy system will be removed throughout the daytime however due to the nature of the works, temporary traffic lights will remain in place for safety. The temporary traffic lights will be removed over the weekend period.

Commenting on the improvements, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This £360,000 surfacing project on the A85 west of Methven will upgrade the existing road surface, greatly improving the quality and safety of this section of the route for road users.

“We’ve arranged for the convoy system to be in place over overnight to limit the impact felt by road users, however due to the nature of the works it is necessary to keep the temporary traffic lights in place during the day for safety.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance and would also encourage them to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information.”

Real time journey planning information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org or twitter @trafficscotland.