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From : 8th July 2018

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Posted : 3rd July 2018


A96 Nairn

Overnight works start Sunday 8 July for four weeks

Surfacing works to take place in four overnight phases 


A section of the A96 in Nairn between Harbour Street and Albert Street is set to benefit from over £275,000 overnight carriageway surfacing improvements starting on Sunday night.

The overnight works will allow teams to carry out surfacing repairs to sections of the route after the harsh winter weather experienced earlier this year had a detrimental effect on areas of the carriageway.  This will create a smoother, quieter road surface on this section of the A96, improving road safety for all road users as well as reducing the audible impact on the surrounding residents.

The surfacing work will begin on Sunday 8 July and is programmed to take place over four weeks.  Works will take place each night between 7.30pm and 6.30am with no works taking place on Saturday nights. The improvement works are expected to be completed by 6.30am on Saturday 4 August.  

To keep road users as well as roadworkers safe during the project, a 10mph convoy system will be in place during working hours. A three-way temporary traffic light system will be in place for when works are carried out around the Leopold Street Junction. Due to the location of the surfacing improvements, several local road closures will be put in place during the working hours with local diversions signed in advance.   All traffic management will be removed during the daytime to keep disruption to a minimum.    

The work has been split into phases as follows:


Phase 1 – From Sunday 8 July – Resurfacing from Harbour Street up to and including mini roundabout.

Phase 2 – From Sunday 15 July – Resurfacing from mini roundabout prior to Leopold Street.

Phase 3 – From Sunday 22 July – Resurfacing from prior to Leopold Street to just beyond Albert Street .

Phase 4 – From Sunday 29 July – Refresh of all road markings & traffic light wiring.  


Consultation has taken place with residents and relevant stakeholders in advance of the improvement works to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements and to minimise any inconvenience throughout the project.

Commenting on the improvements, Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “The £275,000 improvement project for the A96 in Nairn will allow us to repair a number of cracks, potholes and any other issues on the carriageway.

“We’ve taken steps to minimise disruption by planning these works to take place overnight and avoiding working on Saturday nights.  The project will move in phases through the town over four weeks, and our teams will do all they can to complete these works as quickly and safely as possible.  

“We encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for journey information and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting,  twitter @ trafficscotland or the mobile site  

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

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