A section of the A90 northbound between Perth and Dundee is set to benefit from surfacing improvements worth £210,000 with work set to get underway next week.
The improvements will address defects in the road surface on the northbound section of the A90 between Tofthill and Glencarse, creating a safer and smoother road surface for motorists.
The overnight improvements are scheduled to start on Monday 31 May and will take place over six nights between 7.30pm and 6.30am, with the project expected to be completed by 6.30am on Monday 7 June, subject to weather conditions. No works programmed for Saturday night 5 June.
To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists, a 10mph convoy system will be in place during working hours. The off-slip into Glencarse will also be closed each night with traffic being diverted to the junction immediately at the village of Glencarse. All traffic management will be removed outwith working hours. The southbound carriageway will be unaffected.
Consultation has taken place with all relevant stakeholders in advance of the resurfacing improvements to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements.
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.
Commenting on the improvements, Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: “This £210,000 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 overnight and removing all traffic management during the daytime to further limit any impact to motorists.
“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. 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.