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From : 11th November 2019

To : 20th November 2019

Posted : 7th November 2019




A96 West of Smithton Roundabout


Works begin Monday 11 November for seven nights


  • Overnight road closures in place for safety, 7.30pm - 6.30am


A section of the A96 West of Smithton Roundabout is set to benefit from resurfacing improvements starting next week.

The improvements had originally been programmed to take place last month but due to operational reasons the project was postponed.

The resurfacing improvements will address any defects in the road, creating a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

The overnight project is scheduled to start on Monday 11 November and will take seven nights to complete. The project will take place between 7.30pm and 6.30am each night with works due to be completed by 6.30am on Wednesday 20 November. To minimise disruption, no works are programmed to take place on Saturday or Sunday night.

To ensure the safety of road workers and motorists a full road closure will be required during working hours. Motorists traveling eastbound will be diverted via Millburn Road, the B9006, Culloden Road, Tower Road and onto Barn Church Road where they can re-join the A96. All motorists traveling westbound will be diverted via Barn Church Road, Tower Road, Culloden Road and onto Sir Walter Scott Road where they can re-join the A9 and resume their journey. Local access will be maintained at all times.

Commenting on the improvements, Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “These works have been designed to improve the general condition and safety of this section of the A96 for motorists.

“The overnight road closure is in place to ensure the safety of our road workers and motorists and will also help minimise overall disruption. We’ve planned the works to take place overnight when traffic volumes are reduced and programmed works not to take place over the weekend, helping to minimise disruption to road users.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential improvements on the A96. We encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”

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

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


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