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A90 GARTH FARM TO LOCH OF FORFAR

From : 29th June 2020

To : 4th July 2020

Posted : 26th June 2020

£310,000 ESSENTIAL SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS

 

A90 Garth Farm to Loch of Forfar, southbound

 

  • Works start Monday 29 June for one week
  • Strict physical distancing protocols in place to protect teams

 

Essential work to address a section of the A90 east of Forfar is set to take place from Monday 29 June over one week.

The £310,000 improvements will address defects in the road surface on the southbound section of the A90 between Garth Farm & Loch of Forfar, ensuring the integrity and safety of the trunk road network at this location is maintained.

The project is set to get underway from 7.30pm Monday 29 June and is programmed to take place over one week, with all work expected to be completed by 6.30am on Saturday 4 July.

To ensure the project can take place safely and with minimum disruption to motorists, a contraflow traffic management system will be in place from before the A929 flyover to before the A94 underpass.

Local access to properties within the scheme extents will be maintained throughout the duration of the works via signed diversion routes. Signed diversion routes will also be in place for traffic wishing to use the southbound Kirriemuir Junction off-slip and on-slip roads.

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

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government guidance, will be in place to ensure all site personnel remain safe once the project gets underway.  New safe operation procedures and risk assessments have also been developed to ensure teams are kept safe throughout the project. 

Commenting on the improvements, Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: “This £310,000 investment from Transport Scotland will greatly improve and strengthen this section of the A90, as well as create a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

“We’ve changed our ways of working to ensure all staff and the local community are kept safe at all times during the current Covid-19 pandemic, and all personnel will be subject to strict physical distancing protocols in line with Scottish Guidance.  Thorough risk assessments have been developed and cleansing stations have been implemented on site to ensure all staff remain safe.

“We’ve also taken steps to minimise disruption for motorists as much as possible during the improvements, including carrying out the works under a contraflow traffic management system which will keep the traffic constantly moving.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential improvements on the A90, and every effort will be made to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible.”

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or via the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.

Materials removed from the existing carriageway will be recycled using SEPA approved methods. All waster materials and spoil resulting from these road works will be re-cycled in accordance with Scottish Environment Project Agency (SEPA) policies and procedures.

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