From : 11th May 2017

To : 31st May 2017

Posted : 10th May 2017


Three sections of A96 from Inverurie to Blackburn 

Works begin Thursday 11 May for 15 nights


Overnight resurfacing works will be carried out at the A96 at three different sites between Inverurie and Blackburn starting on Thursday night.

The three sites include East of Thainstone Roundabout, Inverurie Roundabout to the River Don Bridge and a section of the A96 at Kinellar to Broomhill.  The improvements will help ensure these sections of the A96 continue to function safely for years to come.  

The improvements will follow on from works currently underway at Tavelty Junction near Inverurie, due to finish on Wednesday night.  

The improvements will involve resurfacing the carriageway at these three sections of the A96, which is used by almost 23,000 vehicles every day. The investment will address cracks or potholes in the surface at these three locations to create a smoother and safer journey for motorists.  

The overnight works will begin on Thursday 11 May and will begin each night at 7.30pm until 6.30am the following morning. The planned dates are as follows:


A96 East of Thainstone Roundabout – 11 May – 16 May

A96 Inveruie Roundabout to River Don Bridge – 17 – 23 May

A96 Kinellar to Broomhill Roundabout, wesbound – 24 – 30 May


To keep roadworkers as well as motorists safe during the improvements a 10mph convoy system will be in place overnight during working hours, with the convoy lifted during the daytime.  

Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “The investment from Transport Scotland will help the A96 to operate safely for many years to come.

“We’ve taken steps to carry out the works overnight to limit the impact of this scheme to motorists, and our teams will look to do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible.

“We encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date journey information and leaving extra time to complete their journey.”

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

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

The works are being carried out by Breedon Aggregates Ltd and WJ on behalf of BEAR Scotland.  Works have been planned in consultation with Aberdeenshire Council and Police Scotland.

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