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From : 6th January 2020

To : 14th February 2020

Posted : 17th December 2019



Works start Monday 6 January for up to six weeks

Pedestrians and cyclists are set to benefit from a new signalised crossing on the A96 in Elgin with the improvements scheduled to begin in the New Year.

The improvements will involve upgrading the existing crossing point immediately west of Dr Gray’s Hospital Roundabout to create a safer, signal controlled crossing facility.  Localised widening of the pavement shall also be carried out to reduce the crossing distance and make the crossing suitable and safer for all pedestrians and cyclists.

The project is set to begin on Monday 6 January and is programmed to take up to six weeks to complete.  Traffic management shall be in place for the duration of the project to allow works to take place as quickly and as safely as possible.  The project will take place during the day to avoid noise impact overnight with traffic management removed at weekends where possible.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists, a series of restrictions with local diversions shall be in place as teams will be working across the A96.  For safety, the road will be restricted in alternate directions as the project progresses with traffic diverted along B9010 Pluscarden Road and Wittet Drive as required. Parking restrictions will be in place to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum during the project.

Consultation has taken place with local residents in advance of the project to inform them of the nature of the improvements and the traffic management arrangements to minimise any inconvenience.

Commenting on the improvements, Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: “This project will improve safety for the general public, particularly as it is on a route that is widely used by children walking and cycling to and from school.

“The traffic management restrictions are essential to keep everyone safe during this project, particularly as our teams will be working in the centre of the road at some sections.  We encourage all road users to follow any temporary signs or diversion routes which are in place for their safety as well as for our teams.

“Our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and as safely as possible, however we encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”

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

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