October 29, 2020

  • Overnight carriageway closures 5 & 6 November

Two overnight closures are planned on the eastbound M876 at Junction 3 Bowtrees, to allow 1km of carriageway to be resurfaced in a £166,000 project designed to create smoother and safer journeys for motorists.

To keep roadworkers and road users safe during these works, the eastbound M876 will be closed between 19:30 and 06:00 on the nights of 5 and 6 November.

On the night of Thursday 5 November only, the works will involve resurfacing adjacent to the M876 Junction 3 off-slip. This will require the eastbound carriageway of the M876 to be closed from M9 Junction 7 to the M876 Junction 3 on slip. Signed diversion routes will be in place for traffic traveling from all directions via the A91, A9, A88 and A905.

On the night of Friday 6 November, the M876 will be closed between the Junction 3 off-slip and on-slip. Traffic will be diverted off the M876 via the Junction 3 off-slip and back on to the M876 via the on-slip.

The westbound carriageway of the M876 will remain open throughout these works. All traffic management will be removed outwith working hours and access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

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

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

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “These surfacing improvements will help to address the defects on this section of the M876 and will greatly improve the surface for motorists.

“We thank motorists and the local community in advance for their patience while we carry out this project. We’ll do all we can to complete the work as quickly and safely as possible.”

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