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From : 19th May 2017

To : 24th May 2017

Posted : 18th May 2017


A96 Forres Bypass

Works begin Friday 19 May 


Resurfacing works worth over £345,000 will be carried out at the A96 Forres Bypass starting later this week.

The project will take place between the Treatment Works access and the 40mph Speed Limit, helping to ensure that the A96 continues to operate safely for years to come.  The improvements will involve resurfacing both lanes of the carriageway. This section of the A96 is used by almost 11,650 vehicles every day and the investment will address cracks or potholes in the surface, creating a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

The works will begin on Friday 19 May and will involve a combination of day and night working.  The improvements will begin at 7.30pm on Friday 19 May and run continuously until 6.30am Monday morning.  Thereafter works will take place over a further two nights, Monday 22 and Tuesday 23 May, beginning at 7.30pm and finishing by 6.30am to avoid daytime working during the weekdays.  

To keep road workers as well as motorists safe during the improvements temporary traffic lights will be in place.   These will be lifted during weekdays to minimise any impact to traffic.

Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “The investment from Transport Scotland will allow us to address the defects in this section of the A96 to create a smooth, improved road surface for road users.

“We’ve taken steps to reduce the overall impact of this scheme by carrying out the works over one weekend before then switching to overnight working only, 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, Webfell and WJ on behalf of BEAR Scotland.  Works have been planned in consultation with Moray Council and Police Scotland.

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