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M90 JUNCTION 6 - 8

From : 29th May 2017

To : 18th June 2017

Posted : 25th May 2017

£670,000 resurfacing improvements

Next phase of M90 upgrades to get underway from Monday 29 May


The next phase of upgrades to the M90 is set to get underway later this month, as a further £670,000 of improvements is planned for the route.

The project will involve upgrading sections of the southbound concrete carriageway between Junctions 6 and 8. Upgrades are planned for sections of the central reserve on the M90, followed by resurfacing improvements for two sections of the southbound carriageway, as well as the southbound slip roads at Junction 6.

The package of improvements will help upgrade the road surface over 700m of the southbound M90, creating a smoother, safer and more resilient stretch of the M90 for motorists.  

Further works will take place on the northbound M90 at Junctions 6-7, however these will not begin until later in the year.    

Starting from Monday 29 May, traffic management will be in place throughout the improvements for up to three weeks to protect road workers as well as motorists.  

Works will first begin on the central reservation barriers and will involve upgrading and widening the crossover sections to help facilitate any future traffic management installations on the M90.  

Resurfacing works will then commence between Junctions 8 to 6 of the southbound carriageway.  These improvements will involve repairing the joints and any damage in each section of the concrete carriageway.  A durable road surfacing material will then be applied to help ensure a smooth and safe journey for motorists.  

These works follow on from a £3.8M investment into sections of the M90 northbound carriageway since December 2015, when almost 11km of the 12.3km length of concrete carriageway was repaired and resurfaced in 18 months.   These works began by addressing area’s most in need of repair first.  This method helps ensure the new road surface will remain in a safe working conditions for years to come.  This new proposed investment will allow teams to begin work on the areas of the southbound carriageway that require to be upgraded.  

Andy Thomson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative said: “This next investment from Transport Scotland brings the total invested into repairing the concrete carriageway to over £4,500,000.  

“The next round of funding will allow us to fix sections of the southbound stretches of the route, helping to create a smoother road surface which will be safer for motorists.

“We’ve planned this scheme to minimise disruption as much as possible, including taking into account the busy summer period, and have planned the next phase of working on the northbound carriageway to begin later in the year to alleviate impact on summer traffic.  Our teams will continue to do all they can to limit the impact of this scheme to road users.

“We thanks motorists in advance for their patience while we carry out the repairs and improvements to the M90, and hope they will be pleased with the new road surface once completed.

“We’d encourage road users to leave extra time for their journey and plan ahead using the Traffic Scotland website.”

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on or twitter @TrafficScotland.  

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