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Road safety improvements on 3.5 miles of the A96 near Nairn begins Monday 26th of February

26th of February 2024, 6:00am to 12th of April 2024, 6:00am

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A96 approach to Nairn

Amey is undertaking road safety improvements on more than three and half miles of the A96 near Nairn from Monday 26th February to Friday 12th April.

The £430,000 scheme, which Amey is undertaking on behalf of Transport Scotland, will deliver new and improved vehicle safety barriers on the A96 past the village of Auldearn.

The work will also deliver upgrades to traffic signage on the A96 and the removal of trees which pose a hazard to road users.

The scheme will take place on a 6 kilometre stretch of road between the Highland Council/Moray Council boundary and the B9111 west of Auldearn.

To minimise disruption to the travelling public the work will take place overnight between 7pm to 6am.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists the essential maintenance will take place under single lane closures and two-way temporary traffic lights on the A96, as well as three-way temporary traffic lights at junctions.

There will also be a requirement to close unclassified roads within the work area on occasion, with a signed diversion in place to advise road users. Penick Road will be closed at its eastern junction with the A96 overnight for several nights. Advanced notice boards and a local signed diversion route will be provided.

The improvements will benefit more than 12,000 vehicles who use this route each day.

Please note that all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are unfavourable.

A free Road Work Alerts service is available from our website. An email address is all that is required to sign up for the service. To report a problem on the network, please visit: https://netrunkroads.scot/report-a-problem/.

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