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B977 FOVERAN

From : 2nd September 2019

To : 29th September 2019

Posted : 29th August 2019

 

New culvert set to be installed on B977 near Foveran

 

  • Road closure in place for safety from Monday 2 September for four weeks

 

A new project to install a culvert under the B977 near Foveran is set to get underway next week.

The new box culvert will be larger and wider, allowing for increased water-flow capacity beneath the road, helping to alleviate any flooding issues in the area.  The replacement structure has been designed with a 120-year design life, helping to ensure the road will continue to function safely for years to come.  

Teams expect to install the new structure over four weeks, starting on Monday 2 September.   To allow the project to take place safely and to allow engineers full access to the structure, a full closure of the B977 shall be in place between Blairythan Terrace and the A975 to Newburgh for the duration of the project.

Whilst the road closure is in place, traffic shall be diverted via the B9000 and A975 to Newburgh. 

The work is being carried out by BEAR Scotland on behalf of Transport Scotland as a legacy following the de-trunking of the route earlier this year. 

Consultation is been carried out with the local authority, SEPA, local schools, businesses and residents ahead of the project taking place.

Commenting on the project, Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “This project will help improve drainage in the area and alleviate historic flooding issues.  The new structure is designed to last for 120 years, ensuring the route will continue to function safely for years to come.

“We need to close the road for safety reasons while we demolish sections of the existing road and install the new culvert, however our teams will do all we can to minimise disruption and complete the project as quickly and safely as possible.

“We would like to thank the local community and motorists in advance for their patience during this project and advise them to plan ahead and leave some extra time to complete their journey.

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