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Amey is undertaking a range of improvements on the A96 in Elgin to help encourage more users to walk, wheel and cycle for shorter everyday trips.
The £500,000 project will deliver both surfacing and active travel improvements which will provide health, leisure and commuting benefits for the local community.
The work, which Amey is undertaking on behalf of Transport Scotland, aims to make it easier for people to adopt more sustainable modes of transport, reduce carbon emissions and build healthier, more active communities.
The improvements will take place at East Road on the A96 between Moycroft Road and Reiket Lane under two phases.
Phase one of the project is currently underway for a 6-week period to deliver widening of the existing footways and surfacing improvements to the supporting road infrastructure.
The work is being undertaken between 9.30am and 3pm from Monday to Friday, during which traffic management arrangements will be in place to ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists.
Two running lanes will remain on the A96 East Road throughout the works extents. Pedestrian movements, residential and business access will also be maintained throughout the works.
Phase One will include:
Footway widening on the A96 southern footway between Pinefield Parade and Reiket Lane.
Construction of a new footway within existing northern grass verge between Linkwood way and Reiket Lane Roundabout.
Carriageway surfacing works at Pinefield Parade and Linkwood way.
Community consultation regarding work taking place during phase two will be undertaken prior to its commencement, following which information relating to work and traffic management arrangements will be released.
This project supports the Scottish Government’s active travel vision of enabling walking, wheeling and cycling to be the most popular mode of travel for short, everyday journeys.
Active Travel is fundamental to the development of a sustainable travel network and a key priority for the Scottish Government – directly supporting the commitment to reducing car kilometres travelled by 20% by 2030.
Amey wishes to thank road users for their patience while these active travel improvements are undertaken.
Please note, all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable.