M90 DIVERSION TRIAL VIA FORTH ROAD BRIDGE

December 2, 2021

Diversion via Forth Road Bridge on night of Saturday 11 December 2021 Trial aims to speed up process if Queensferry Crossing closes Laboratory tests on ice mitigation methods scheduled Traffic using the M90 will be diverted over the Forth Road Bridge on the night of Saturday 11 December, in a trial of measures designed to … Continued

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

November 26, 2021

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

RED WIND WARNING: EXPECT RESTRICTIONS ON HIGH SIDED VEHICLES AND POSSIBLE CLOSURE OF A1

November 26, 2021

BEAR Scotland is warning road users to expect restrictions on high sided vehicles and a possible full closure of the A1 later today when the strongest winds from Storm Arwen arrive on the east coast of Scotland. The Met Office has issued a Red warning for wind, with gusts of up to 84mph forecast on … Continued

BEAR SCOTLAND GEARS UP FOR STORM ARWEN

November 25, 2021

Additional resources in place to address any issues 24/7 control rooms monitoring conditions The first named storm of winter is on its way and BEAR Scotland, which looks after the trunk roads in the North West, North East and South East of Scotland, is primed to tackle whatever weather conditions Storm Arwen brings. Forecasts indicate … Continued

BEAR SCOTLAND GEARS UP FOR WINTER SERVICE IN NORTH SCOTLAND

November 24, 2021

‘Gritallica’, ‘Mr Plow’ and ‘Ready, Spready, Go!’ on hand to tackle adverse weather 180 winter operatives and 58,500 tonnes of salt ready to treat trunk routes across North Scotland   BEAR Scotland and its well-loved team of gritters are geared up and ready to tackle Scotland’s infamous Winter weather as temperatures drop. 94 winter vehicles, … Continued

BEAR SCOTLAND GEARS UP FOR WINTER SERVICE IN SOUTH EAST

November 24, 2021

• 47 winter vehicles, 90 winter operatives and 25,000 tonnes of salt ready to keep trunk roads safe and clear across South East Scotland BEAR Scotland and its well-loved team of gritters are geared up and ready to tackle Scotland’s infamous winter weather as temperatures drop. In South East Scotland over 90 operatives and 25,000 … Continued

FORTH BRIDGES READY FOR WINTER WITH MAJOR WORKS COMPLETE

November 11, 2021

Full capacity of Forth Road Bridge now available Queensferry Crossing cables cleaned in ice mitigation trial Major works on both the Forth Road Bridge and Queensferry Crossing have been completed on schedule, in advance of the winter season. Work to replace the main expansion joints on the Forth Road Bridge was completed in October, marking … Continued

SEASON’S GRITTINGS…

October 27, 2021

BFG – Big Friendly Gritter visits Livingston schools ahead of winter Livingston schoolchildren were greeted by one of BEAR Scotland’s enormous gritters after winning a competition to come up with names for the road maintenance company’s new machines. Both St Ninian’s and Dedridge Primary Schools were excited to see the sheer size of the eight-wheel, … Continued

WINTER MAINTENANCE SERVICE SET TO GET UNDERWAY ON A92 FROM DUNDEE TO ARBROATH

September 23, 2021

Road users of the A92 between Dundee and Arbroath are advised that BEAR Scotland’s winter maintenance service will get underway from Monday 27 September until Friday 20 May next year. BEAR Scotland’s experienced winter maintenance team will work around the clock to analyse detailed forecasts and actual weather information from roadside weather sensors to ensure … Continued

BEAR SCOTLAND MARKS ONE YEAR OF MANAGING SOUTH EAST SCOTLAND’S TRUNK ROADS

August 16, 2021

Over 100 new staff recruited and £26.7m investment in improvements In the 356 days since BEAR Scotland took over responsibility for the trunk roads in South East Scotland, it has delivered over £26.7m of investment in safety, surfacing and other improvements and recruited over 100 new staff in addition to those who transferred from the … Continued