June 24, 2021

  • Overnight road closures Friday 2 July and Monday 5 July 2021

Overnight works to renew the road surface near the A876 Kincardine Junction will take place on Friday 2 July and Monday 5 July 2021.

Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland will carry out the project.

Working hours will be between 19:30 and 06:30 each night. For the safety of road workers and motorists, the A876 North Approach Road at the Kincardine Junction and the eastbound carriageway on the A985, between Higgins Neuk And Longannet Roundabouts, will be closed during the works.

A signed diversion route will be in place directing traffic around the works via the A876 (Clackmannanshire Bridge), A977 and Toll Road. This will add an estimated 5 minutes to affected journeys.

All traffic management will be removed during the daytime.

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

All personnel on site will be subject to strict physical distancing protocols in line with Scottish Government guidance.  Thorough risk assessments have been developed and cleansing stations will be implemented on site.

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

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network Manager, said: “These surfacing improvements near the A876 Kincardine Junction will address and repair defects in the road surface, such as potholes or cracks, creating safer and smoother journeys for motorists.

“It is essential for the safety of road workers and motorists that we close the carriageway during these works, however we’ve scheduled them overnight in order to minimise any disruption.

“We thank motorists in advance for their patience while our teams carry out these improvements.”

Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information and allowing extra time for their journey.