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From : 16th March 2020

To : 27th March 2020

Posted : 16th March 2020




M90 Junction 5 to 8, northbound  


Work started on Monday 16 March for two weeks


Essential drainage investigations are to continue on a 10km section of the M90 northbound carriageway starting this week.

The project follows on from drainage investigations that began in February however adverse weather conditions prevented teams from completing the full programme of work.  The investigations will involve teams carrying out cleaning and CCTV surveying of the drainage network between Junction 5 (Crook of Devon) and Junction 8 (Arlary) as part of general routine maintenance. 

The investigations began on Monday 16 March and will take approximately 11 days to complete using 24-hour working, with the project planned to be completed by Friday 27 March. 

To ensure the safety of the workforce as well as motorists, 24-hour lane closures with a 50mph speed restriction will be in place during the routine maintenance project. Closures will be implemented in 2km to 4km sections as part of the overall 10km extents.

Consultation has taken place will all relevant stakeholders in advance of the investigations to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements and to minimise any inconvenience.

Commenting on the project, Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “We’re pleased to continue with these essential drainage investigations after adverse weather conditions prevented us from continuing with the full programme. The project is part of our general routine maintenance programme of the M90 and are essential in ensuring the drainage network is kept in good functional condition.

“The planned traffic management is essential to ensure the safety of both roadworkers and motorists. We’ve planned this project to take place 24hr working to ensure the project is completed as quickly as possible and to minimise the overall impact to road users.”

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential drainage investigations on the M90. 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.”

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