August 16, 2020




A90 Clearymuir to Clochnahill, northbound


Work to continue for two weeks


Essential work to address a section of the A90 North of Drumlithie is underway which will create a smoother and safer journey for road users.

The £1.3M project will address defects in the road surface on the northbound section of the A90 between Clearymuir & Clochnahill, creating a safer and smoother road surface for motorists.

The project begins today, Friday 14 August, at 7.30pm and is programmed to take place over two weeks using 24-hour working, with all work expected to be completed by 6.30am on Monday 24 August.

To ensure the project can take place safely and with minimum disruption to motorists, a contraflow system will be in place between just after Station Road until Clochnahill Farm from 7.30pm on Friday 14 August until 6.30pm on Monday 24 August.

Local access to properties within the scheme extents will be maintained throughout the duration of the works either by signed diversion routes or being escorted through the site extents.

Consultation has taken place with all relevant stakeholders in advance of the resurfacing improvements to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements and to minimise any inconvenience.

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government guidance, will be in place to ensure all site personnel remain safe once the project gets underway.  New safe operation procedures and risk assessments have also been developed to ensure teams are kept safe throughout the project.

Commenting on the improvements, Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: “This latest £1.3M investment from Transport Scotland will greatly improve and strengthen this section of the A90, as well as create a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

“The safety of our employees and our supply chain remains a top priority at this difficult time, and all personnel will be subject to strict physical distancing protocols in line with Scottish Government guidance to ensure they are kept safe. Thorough risk assessments have been developed and cleansing stations will be implemented on site to ensure all staff remain safe.

“The traffic management is essential to ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists during this project. To help minimise delays as much as possible, we’ve planned the improvements to take place over one weekend using 24-hour working, and our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential improvements on the A90. We encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date traffic 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.