May 31, 2024

  • Works planned for 12 nights starting on Sunday 9 June 2024

  • Amnesties and a diversion will be in place


On behalf of Transport Scotland, BEAR Scotland will be carrying out essential surfacing improvements on the A99 North of Thrumster beginning Sunday 9 June.


The project is scheduled to take place over 12 nights, from Sunday 9 to Tuesday 25 June, between the hours of 19:00 and 06:00 each night.


To ensure the safety of both roadworkers and motorists, the road will be subject to a full closure. A diversion route will be in place following the A9 and A882.


For those not wishing to divert, vehicles will be held at either side of the works until they can be escorted through the area safely during amnesty periods at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, 12am, 2am and 4am.


The A99 will be open outside of working hours to keep disruption to a minimum, with a speed restriction of 30mph in place as traffic will be running over a temporary surface.


Access through the works site for emergency services will be maintained at all times.


Relevant stakeholders have been consulted in advance to make them aware of the plans.


Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This surfacing project on the A99 will help address defects and greatly improve the surface for motorists.”


“The overnight closures are essential for the safety of road workers and motorists due to the narrow widths of the road at these locations. We’ve taken steps to limit the overall impact of the project by carrying out the work overnight and by providing amnesty periods for traffic to pass.


“Our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as they can, and we thank the local community and road users for their patience in advance while we complete these works. We encourage motorists to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up-to date travel information.”


Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland at www.traffic.gov.scot, or on Twitter at @trafficscotland or the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org


Materials removed from the existing carriageway will be recycled using SEPA approved methods.