Road users and the local community on the A84 in Buchany, north of Doune, are set to benefit from improved road drainage as £90,000 worth of upgrades are underway from this week.
The project will see upgrades to the existing drainage system over a section of the A84 almost 650m long in Buchany which will improve drainage capacity and reduce future maintenance. The project has been designed to provide a more efficient drainage system that will reduce the volume of standing water on the road, improving road user safety as well as benefitting pedestrians and nearby properties.
The drainage improvements began today, Monday 26 October, and are expected to take up to five weeks to complete. The project will be carried out between 8am and 7pm each day. No work will take place over the weekends.
To keep roadworkers as well as road users safe during the project, temporary traffic lights will be in place continuously throughout the duration of the project. Traffic management will be removed when safe to do so. A temporary footway will be in place to allow pedestrians to pass through the site safely.
Consultation has been undertaken with local residents, businesses, the local authority and emergency services to make them aware of the works and the traffic management arrangements that will be in place.
Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This £90,000 drainage improvement project will greatly improve the safety for road users at this section of the A84 in Buchany as well as benefitting pedestrians and the local residents. The new drainage system will help ensure any excess water on the A84 is drained away from the carriageway effectively.
“The traffic management in place is essential for ensuring the safety of our team as well as motorists, however we’ve planned for the traffic management to be removed when it is safe to do so.
“We thank motorists for their patience in advance and would encourage them to plan their journeys before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information.”
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