OVERNIGHT RESURFACING ON THE M876 WESTBOUND

August 5, 2021

© BEAR SCOTLAND

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 westbound carriageway will be closed on the M876 at Junction 2 between the two slip roads – the slip road off the motorway and the slip road that joins the motorway. The closure will be in place from 19:30 until 06:00 on the night of 10 August 2021.

During this closure, a clearly signed diversion route will therefore direct westbound traffic off the motorway at J2 via Stirling Road (A9) and straight back on the M876 again. This diversion will add approximately one minute and 0.3 miles to affected journeys.

Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “These surfacing improvements will improve the road quality and safety for motorists on this section of the M876.

“Road closures are essential for safety and we’ve planned these works to take place overnight to minimise any disruption. We thank motorists in advance for their patience.”

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government guidance, are in place to protect teams and to ensure they remain safe on site.

Consultation has been carried out with emergency services and relevant stakeholders to share information about the project in advance.

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