January 29, 2021




Works to begin Tuesday 9 February

A section of the M90 southbound on Friarton Bridge near Perth is set to benefit from carriageway resurfacing with work scheduled to get underway next month.

The project will involve teams carrying out surfacing and localised deck concrete and waterproofing repairs on the southbound carriageway across Friarton Bridge, ensuring the bridge continues to operate safely for road users.

The works are planned to take place over five days using 24-hour working, with all work expected to be completed by 6.30am on Monday 15 February, subject to weather conditions.

During peak periods delays of up to 16 minutes could be experienced when the contraflow is in place.

To allow the project to be carried out in a safe and efficient manner restrictions will be in place on the network as follows:

  • Tuesday 9 February – Overnight lane closures on both the northbound and southbound carriageway will be in place between 7.30pm and 6.30am to allow for traffic management to be installed ahead of the project.


  • Wednesday 10 February to Monday 15 February – To ensure roadworkers and road users are kept safe during the project, a contraflow system of traffic management will be in place on the M90 Friarton Bridge from 7.30pm on Wednesday 10 February until 6.30am on Monday 15 February with single lane traffic running in both directions on the northbound carriageway. Due to the location of the resurfacing the Junction 11 on-slip from Perth (A85) onto the M90 southbound will be closed for the duration of the project. A signed diversion route via A90 Kinfauns Interchange will be in place for southbound traffic.



  • Monday 15 February – Lane closures on both the northbound and southbound carriageway will be in place between 7.30pm and 6.30am to allow for the removal of the traffic management.


Consultation has taken place with all relevant stakeholders in advance of the resurfacing project to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements and to minimise any inconvenience.

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government Covid-19 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.

Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “This latest investment from Transport Scotland will allow us to carry out carriageway resurfacing and localised repairs on the M90 southbound carriageway on Friarton Bridge to ensure that the structure continues to operate safely for all motorists and function to the highest standard.

“The traffic management is essential to ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists during this project. To help minimise delays as much as possible, we’ve planned the improvements to be carried out using 24-hour working, and our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential improvements on the M90 Friarton Bridge. 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 information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org, twitter @trafficscotland or on the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.