Motorists using the A85 through the village of Gilmerton are to benefit from an improved road surface as £130,000 worth of resurfacing works are to be carried out next week.
The resurfacing improvements will address any existing defects in the road, ensuring the integrity and safety of the trunk road network at this location.
The project will be split into two phases, with the first phase scheduled to start on Monday 28 September, and will take place over three days. Teams will return for the second phase on Sunday 4 October which will take place overnight for one night. No work will take place on Thursday, Friday or Saturday.
To allow the project to take place safely, traffic management will be in place as follows;
• Monday 28 September to Wednesday 30 September (three days, 7am -7pm)
A 10mph convoy system will be in place during working hours to ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists. Traffic management will be removed outwith working hours, however a 30mph speed limit will be in place as traffic will be travelling over a temporary surface. Parking restrictions will also be in place throughout the village to allow safe access when carrying out resurfacing improvements.
• Sunday 4 October (one night, 7pm – 5am)
Teams will return on Sunday 4 October to complete the final night of improvements to the project. For safety, the A822 Junction will be closed at Gilmerton during working hours to allow resurfacing to be carried out across the junction. A diversion route will be in place via the A85 to Perth, A9 to Luncarty and B8062 back onto the A822.
Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This essential resurfacing project will upgrade the existing road surface, greatly improving the quality and safety for road users.
“The traffic management is essential for ensuring the safety of roadworkers and motorists. The parking restrictions during the daytime works are required to allow our teams to safely carrying out the surfacing improvements.
“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.”
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