Motorists using various sections of the A90 near Perth are to benefit from an improved road surface with works set to get underway from Monday 27 June.
The improvements will address defects on the A90 Kinfauns northbound and southbound off and on-slips, as well as the main A90 through Kinfauns, creating a safer and smoother road surface for motorists.
The project is scheduled to begin on Monday 27 June and is programmed to take place over 11 nights. Works will take place between 7.30pm and 6.30am each night, with all works expected to be complete by 6.30am on Saturday 9 July, subject to weather conditions. No works are planned to take place on Saturday 2 July.
The overnight project is planned to take place as follows:
To ensure the safety of motorists and our roadworkers, lane closures with temporary traffic signals and a 10mph convoy will be in place during working hours.
To ensure all roadworkers as well as motorists are kept safe, the northbound off and on-slips will be closed during working hours. Off-slip traffic will be diverted on the A90 northbound to St Madoes Junction and then onto the A90 southbound. On-slip traffic will be diverted on the A90 southbound to Barnhill Junction and then onto the A90 northbound.
To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists, the southbound off and on-slips will be closed during working hours. Off-slip traffic will be diverted on the A90 southbound to Barnhill Junction then onto the A90 northbound. On-slip traffic will be diverted on the A90 northbound to St Madoes Junction then onto the A90 southbound. Additionally, lane closures with temporary traffic lights and a 10mph convoy will be in place between the off and on-slips whilst surfacing works are undertaken on the main A90 as well as the slip roads.
Consultation has taken place with all relevant stakeholders in advance of the surfacing improvements to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements.
Commenting on the improvements, Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: “This surfacing project at the Kinfauns Junction has been designed to improve the general condition and safety of this section of the A90 for motorists.
“The traffic management is essential to ensure the safety of both roadworks and motorists. We’ve taken steps to minimise disruption as much as possible by carrying out the works overnight, however our teams will do all they can to complete the scheme as safely and quickly as possible.
“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential improvements on the A90. 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 planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or via the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.
Materials removed from the existing carriageway will be recycled using SEPA approved methods.