A90 Nether Careston

August 16, 2020




A90 Nether Careston to Peggy Scott’s, southbound


Works start Sunday 16 August over two weeks


A section of the A90 north of Finavon is set to benefit from major resurfacing improvements starting next week.

The £1.85M improvements will address defects in the road surface on the southbound section of the A90 between Nether Careston & Peggy Scott’s, creating a safer and smoother road surface for motorists.

The project is planned to take place over two weeks using 24-hour working with all improvements expected to be completed by 6.30am on Monday 31 August. To allow these works to be carried out in a safe and efficient manner restrictions will be required on the network as follows;


  • Sunday 16 August to Monday 17 August – Overnight lane closures on both the northbound and southbound carriageway will be in place between 7.30pm and 6.30am on Sunday and Monday night to allow for traffic management to be installed ahead of the project.


  • Tuesday 18 August to Monday 31 August – To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists, a contraflow system of traffic management will be in place between just after Waterston Road Junction until after Peggy Scott’s Restaurant with single lane traffic travelling on the northbound carriageway while the A90 southbound carriageway is resurfaced.


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 £1.85M 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.

“We’ve taken steps to minimise disruption for motorists as much as possible during the improvements, including carrying out the works under a contraflow traffic management system which will keep the traffic moving.

“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.