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A92 DUNDEE TO ARBROATH

From : 29th April 2018

To : 10th June 2018

Posted : 23rd April 2018

Major overnight surfacing improvements planned for five locations on A92 between Dundee and Arbroath

Overnight works start on Sunday 29 April over six weeks 

Total of 13 overnight road closures required for safety throughout project

Phase One to begin at Balgillo Roundabout

 

A major project of road surfacing improvements is set to get underway on the A92 between Dundee and Arbroath across five locations starting at the end of April. 

The overnight surfacing project will involve improvements at five locations on the route between Claypotts Junction and Elliot Roundabout.  Improvements will first be made to the approaches and exits at Balgillo pedestrian crossings and roundabouts, before moving on to Panmurefield, West Grange, Ethiebeaton and finishing with Elliot pedestrian crossings and roundabouts.  

The works will involve surfacing sections of the approaches and exits at each of the five locations to create a smoother and safer road surface.  High friction road surface material will then be applied on some of the approaches to help improve grip on the road surface and improve road safety.

To minimise disruption to road users as much as possible, all work will take place overnight between 7pm and 7am, Sunday nights to Friday mornings.  No works will take place on Friday and Saturday nights.  There will also be no restrictions to traffic during the day time.

The majority of the project will take place using a 10mph convoy system to keep road users as well as motorists safe.  Due to the location of some sections of the works, the A92 will be closed overnight during some nights will traffic diverted locally.  Any diversions will be signed in advance.  

The project will be split into weekly phases.  Details of each phase will be shared weekly to inform all relevant stakeholders about the plan for the week ahead.  Details of the first phase of the project starting on Sunday 29 April are detailed below.

 

Week 1: Sunday 29 April – Friday 4 May

 

 Balgillo Roundabout approaches, Eastbound 

Sunday 29 April – Monday 30 April, two nights, 7pm – 7am, with road closure in place from midnight.

o On Sunday and Monday nights works will start with convoy working from 7pm with a road closure in place from midnight to 7am on both nights.  During the closures traffic will be diverted south from Claypotts Junction onto Queen Street, to Monifieth Road, to Dalhousie Road, onto Grange Road and to West Grange Roundabout.

Balgillo Roundabout approaches, Westbound

Tuesday 1 May – Wednesday 2 May, two nights, 7pm – 7am with road closure in place from midnight. 

o On Tuesday and Wednesday nights works will start with convoy working from 7pm with a road closure in place from midnight to 7am on both nights.  A road closure will be in place on Tuesday and Wednesday night from midnight to 7am.  Traffic will be diverted along Balgillo Road East, onto Balgillo Road, onto Arbroath Road to Claypotts Junction

Panmurefield Roundabout approaches

Thursday 3 May, 7pm – 7am

o A convoy system will be in operation to keep road workers as well as motorists safe during the surfacing.  

 

Buses will follow diversion routes as bus stops within the closure extents will be unavailable during the closure periods.  

Consultation has been carried out with emergency services, local authorities and transport organisations ahead of the project to inform them of the plans and the traffic management that will be in place each week.   

Eddie Ross, Operating Company representative for BEAR Scotland said: “This resurfacing programme is essential to ensure the continued safe use of this stretch of the A92. The improvements, funded by Claymore Roads, are part of our long term A92 road maintenance programme and will help to ensure that the route remains fit for purpose for years to come.

“We will do everything possible to keep disruption to a minimum during these works and have planned the project to take place overnight as well as avoiding the busier Friday and Saturday nights.   

“We would however encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance, leave some extra time for travel and ask them to drive carefully through any signed diversion routes.”

Works are being undertaken by Breedon Northern Ltd on behalf of Claymore Roads and supervised by BEAR Scotland Ltd.

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