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A95 ABERLOUR HIGH STREET

From : 30th January 2017

To : 26th March 2017

Posted : 27th January 2017

FINAL PHASE OF SURFACING & DRAINAGE IMPROVEMENTS TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK

A95 ABERLOUR HIGH STREET

 

The final phase of a £2.5M programme of upgrades begins on Monday which will see the last section of Aberlour High Street upgraded. 

The improvements involve reconstructing and resurfacing the carriageway to help make the route more resilient and improve drainage provision.  

Innovative surface water treatment systems have also been installed as part of the improvements which will significantly reduce the possibility of untreated water flowing into the River Spey, a Site of Special Scientific Interest.  

This latest phase of works will see the completion of the extensive programme of improvements along Aberlour High Street, and will complete the northbound carriageway between the square and the cemetery.  

Starting on Monday 30 January, the works are expected to take up to eight weeks to complete. Temporary traffic lights will be in place for the safety of the workforce and road users during the improvements.  The majority of works will be carried out during the day to avoid night-time noise disruption to residents. 

The works are taking place following consultation with the Local Authority, Transport Scotland, the Aberlour Business Association, Aberlour Community Association and local residents.  

Local businesses through the town will remain open with access to all shops maintained throughout the improvements, and provisions in place for pedestrians.  Additional free parking is available by the River Spey at the Alice Littler Park as well as along the rest of the high street during the improvements.    

Commenting on the improvements, Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative said: “We are pleased to be progressing with this final phase of works which will see the Aberlour High Street improvements completed following a £2.5M investment from Transport Scotland.

“The final phase has been planned following extensive discussions with the local community regarding the timing of this final phase of the works, and we will endeavour to continue to keep them updated as the works progress.

“We thank motorists and the local community for their patience while the teams carry out the improvements, and encourage road users to plan their journey in advance and check the Traffic Scotland website for up to date journey information.”

Ruth Kennedy, Chairperson of About Aberlour, the Aberlour Business Association, said: “BEAR Scotland have consulted with us throughout the works programme in order to keep us informed of any progress.

“This was considered the most appropriate time to complete the works ahead of the busier tourist season, and we look forward to seeing the finished results.”

Real-time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org or twitter @TrafficScotland.

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