May 5, 2022

OVERNIGHT RESURFACING IMPROVEMENTS ON THE A720 EDINBURGH CITY BYPASS

Work starts Monday 16 May 2022 Roadworks to take place at Millerhill Junction, eastbound carriageway The A720 Edinburgh City Bypass at the Millerhill Junction is set to benefit from an improved road surface as work to resurface a section of the eastbound carriageway will take place over four nights from Monday 16 May 2022. Transport … Continued

April 29, 2022

OVERNIGHT RESURFACING IMPROVEMENTS ON THE EDINBURGH CITY BYPASS

Overnight works commence Friday 6 May 2022 Eastbound on the A720 between Lothianburn and Straiton junctions   Overnight works to renew the road surface on a section of the eastbound carriageway of the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass between Lothianburn to Straiton are set to begin on Friday 6 May 2022. Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR … Continued

April 14, 2022

A1 DUNBAR TO LAMBERTON ROUTE IMPROVEMENTS

Overnight road closures 19 April – 16 May, 20 May & 23 May The A1 trunk road between Thistly Cross and the national border at Lamberton is to be upgraded with improved road markings and studs over 22 nights of roadworks from Tuesday 19 April to Monday 16 May and the nights of Friday 20 … Continued

April 12, 2022

£30,000 DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED FOR THE A85 WEST OF COMRIE

Dayshift and nightshift works planned between Monday 18th April and Friday 22nd April Motorists using the A85 west of Comrie are set to benefit from drainage improvements with £30,000 worth of upgrades due to begin on Monday 18 April. The project will involve teams upgrading the existing drainage system as well as replacing an existing … Continued

April 12, 2022

A720 EDINBURGH CITY BYPASS OVERNIGHT MAINTENANCE

Five-week programme commences 18 April 2022 Work to be completed over 17 phases A five-week programme of overnight maintenance on the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass is scheduled to begin on Monday 18 April. The work will be carried out in 17 phases, with overnight closures on a different section of the bypass in each phase. … Continued

April 4, 2022

BEAR SCOTLAND RETAINS RESPONSIBILITY FOR SCOTLAND’S NORTH WEST TRUNK ROADS

BEAR Scotland, one of the Scotland’s leading road maintenance companies, will continue to manage and maintain trunk roads across the North West of Scotland after being named as the Preferred Bidder of Transport Scotland’s new Network Management Contract. This means BEAR Scotland retains responsibility for over 1,422km of trunk roads across the North West of … Continued

January 27, 2022

BEAR SCOTLAND’S ELECTRIC FLEET

Management Systems Manager Craig Thom discusses BEAR’s current electric fleet and the benefits of switching to electric vehicles. Craig also gives an insight into future plans to expand the electric fleet across the South East unit.

December 22, 2021

Principal / Senior Engineer – Perth, home working – Temporary

BEAR NE Bridges Team is looking to recruit an Engineer at Principal/Senior Engineer level to assist on the delivery of bridge repair, maintenance and upgrade schemes on structures within the NE trunk road network, as part of the term maintenance contract to Transport Scotland.  This is a temporary role up to the end of March … Continued

November 30, 2021

BEAR Scotland’s response to Storm Arwen

When eastern Scotland was hit by Storm Arwen on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 November 2021 over 100 operatives from BEAR Scotland and its supply chain worked to deal with the impact on the trunk roads it is responsible for in the North West, North East and South East of Scotland. The first storm of … Continued

November 26, 2021

A1 CLOSED TO ALL TRAFFIC BETWEEN THISTLY CROSS ROUNDABOUT AND ABBOTSVIEW JUNCTION

The A1 is now closed to all traffic in both directions between Thistly Cross roundabout and Abbotsview Junction, with wind speeds of up to 84mph forecast for this evening where the trunk road bridges over the River Tyne near East Linton. A diversion route is in place via the A199. This is expected to add … Continued

August 6, 2021

SAFETY BARRIER UPGRADES ON THE A7 BETWEEN HAWICK AND ARKLETON

Daytime lane closures between 9-30 August 2021 A series of safety barriers on the A7 between Hawick and Arkleton will be upgraded from the 9-30 August 2021 by Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland. For the safety of workers and road users, there will be lane closures on short sections of the A7 on a … Continued

August 5, 2021

OVERNIGHT RESURFACING ON THE M876 WESTBOUND

Thursday 5 August 2021,   Overnight road closure on Tuesday 10 August 2021 BEAR Scotland, Transport Scotland’s operating company, is set to resurface 0.3 kilometres of the westbound M876 at Junction 2 near Larbert on the night of Tuesday 10 August 2021. For the safety of workers and road users, a short section of the … Continued