May 28, 2021



Works start Monday 31 May over four weeks


A section of the A90 northbound carriageway north of Dundee is set to benefit from drainage improvements worth £75,000 with works set to get underway next week.

The project will involve teams upgrading the drainage system on the northbound carriageway of the A90 Emmock to Moatmill, creating a safer journey for motorists by reducing the volume of standing water on the road.

The drainage improvements are scheduled to begin on Monday 31 May and are expected to take up to four weeks to complete. To allow this project to be carried out in a safe and efficient manner phased restrictions will be required on the network as follows:


  • Phase One – Monday 31 May to Friday 11 June

A lane closure will be in place continuously throughout the first phase of the project. Traffic management will be removed over the weekend to help minimise disruption.


  • Phase Two – Monday 14 June to Friday 25 June

A lane closure will be in place between 9.30am to 3.30pm and 7.30pm to 6.30am each day. Traffic management will be removed outwith working hours and there will be no traffic management in place over the weekend period.


Consultation has taken place with all relevant stakeholders in advance of the drainage improvements to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements.

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government Covid-19 guidance, will be in place to ensure all site personnel remain safe once the project gets underway.

Commenting on the improvements, Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: “This £75,000 drainage improvement project will greatly improve the safety for road users at this section of the A90 just north of Dundee. The new drainage system will help ensure any excess water on the A90 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 the project to take place in phases and arranged for traffic management to be removed over the weekends to help limit disruption.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential drainage 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.