Improvement works for Brechin bypass

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Improvement works are set to take place on the A90 Brechin Bypass following a £222,000 investment from Transport Scotland

The works, which start in the evening of Sunday, July 17, will be carried out over seven consecutive days. This will involve repairs to the concrete surface of both northbound and southbound carriageways and the renewal of the road markings.

To carry out the works safely, the improvements will be carried under two contraflows. The first contraflow will be set up on Sunday, July 17, on the southbound carriageway and be in place for three days, before being switched to the northbound carriageway for three days from Thursday, July 21. Both contraflows will have a 50mph restriction in place to ensure motorists travel at a safe speed for the protection of roadworkers.

During the southbound carriageway contraflow restrictions will be applied at St Ann’s Junction preventing southbound access with the reverse applied during the northbound contraflow. Traffic will instead be diverted via the Keithock Junction, located approximately 3km to the north. Appropriate signage for these temporary diversions shall be installed in advance of the works.

Commenting on the works, Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “The improvement works at Brechin will repair any issues such as potholes in the road, creating a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

“We’ve planned these works to take place over one week using a contraflow system to minimise disruption to motorists as much as possible.

“We would, however, encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date traffic information.”

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org or twitter @trafficscotland.

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

The works are being carried out by Rhino UK and WJ Roadmarkings on behalf of BEAR Scotland.