September 18, 2020



A90 Spurryhillock to Stonehaven, northbound


Works start Thursday 24 September for one week


A section of the A90 at Stonehaven is set to benefit from resurfacing improvements starting next week.

The £865,000 improvements will address defects in the road surface on the northbound section of the A90 between the Spurryhillock slip roads and the Cowie/B979 off-slip, creating a safer and smoother road surface for motorists.

The project is planned to take one week using 24-hour working with all improvements expected to be completed by 6.30am on Thursday 1 October. To allow these works to be carried out in a safe and efficient manner restrictions will be required on the network as follows;


  • Thursday 24 September – Overnight lane closures on both the northbound and southbound carriageway will be in place from 7.30pm on Thursday night to allow for traffic management to be installed ahead of the project.


  • Friday 25 September to Thursday 1 October – To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists, a contraflow system of traffic management will be in place between just starting before the Spurryhillock slips and ending just after the Cowie/B979 off-slip from 7.30am on Friday 25 September until Thursday 1 October. Signed diversion routes will be in place for all affected junctions.


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, Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: “This latest £865,000 investment from Transport Scotland will allow us to carry out surfacing improvements on this section of the A90 to ensure our network continues to operate at the highest standard.

“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.

All waste materials and spoil resulting from these road works will be re-cycled in accordance with Scottish Environment Project Agency (SEPA) policies and procedures.