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

WINTER SERVICE ON SOUTH EAST TRUNK ROADS

March 11, 2021

BEAR Scotland’s winter service teams have been working around the clock to keep trunk roads in South East Scotland safe and clear this winter. Recent months have seen sub-zero temperatures and significant levels of snow and ice affecting most parts of the country over a sustained period. The Met Office has confirmed that in 2021 … Continued

BEAR SCOTLAND TEAMS CONTINUE TO DEAL WITH ADVERSE WEATHER

February 5, 2021

*UPDATE 3.30PM* A835 has reopened in both directions after teams worked to clear drifting snow.  Driving conditions are still very difficult in the area & motorists are advised to only travel if essential   *UPDATE: 8.50AM* A85 has reopened in both directions west of Methven following a daylight inspection. 8.25AM Amber warning for snow remains … Continued

M90 TRIAL DIVERSION VIA FORTH ROAD BRIDGE

January 27, 2021

Queensferry Crossing traffic to be diverted over Forth Road Bridge on Saturday 30 January First trial of emergency diversion to include live traffic Motorists using the M90 at Queensferry will be diverted over the Forth Road Bridge on Saturday 30 January, in the first trial of the emergency diversion to include live traffic. This builds … Continued

FORTH ROAD BRIDGE MAIN EXPANSION JOINT REPLACEMENT: SOUTHBOUND CARRIAGEWAY WORKS COMPLETE

December 21, 2020

Both carriageways now open Northbound carriageway works to commence April 2021 The Forth Road Bridge will be free of long-term roadworks for the remainder of this winter, with work to replace the main expansion joints in the southbound carriageway now complete. Restrictions were lifted this morning and the full capacity of the bridge is now … Continued

BEAR SCOTLAND NEWLY NAMED WINTER FLEET

December 9, 2020

  ‘BLIZZARD OF OZ’ AND ‘I WANT TO BREAK FREEZE’ AMONG NEW BEAR SCOTLAND VEHICLES SET TO SPREAD GRIT THIS WINTER   BEAR Scotland unveils newly named fleet of winter vehicles to lead winter charge     A newly named fleet of BEAR Scotland gritters are primed to tackle Scotland’s infamous winter weather this year. … Continued

QUEENSFERRY CROSSING REOPENED TO TRAFFIC

December 4, 2020

The Queensferry Crossing has fully reopened to traffic at 09:05 after being temporarily closed as a safety precaution in adverse weather conditions. Chris Tracey, BEAR Scotland’s South East Unit Bridges Manager, said: “The safety of bridge users comes first and we therefore made the decision to temporarily close the Queensferry Crossing when we identified a … Continued

QUEENSFERRY CROSSING CLOSED DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER

December 4, 2020

• Bridge currently closed to traffic in both directions • Diversion in place via the A985 Kincardine Bridge The Queensferry Crossing is currently closed to vehicular traffic due to ongoing weather conditions, including falling ice and snow. All traffic is being diverted via the A985 Kincardine Bridge. Chris Tracey, BEAR Scotland’s South East Unit Bridges … Continued

BEAR SCOTLAND GEARS UP TO TACKLE WINTER WEATHER ACROSS THE NORTH OF SCOTLAND

November 25, 2020

• ‘Sled Zeppelin’, ‘William Wall-ice’ and ‘Gonnae Snow Dae That’ will help to lead winter charge • 57,500 tonnes of salt ready to treat trunk routes across north of Scotland • Over 180 winter operatives & 24/7 control room help to deliver a dedicated winter service   BEAR Scotland is primed to tackle whatever adverse … Continued