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Road Safety improvements on A96 North of Colpy in Aberdeenshire begin Wednesday 7th February

7th of February 2024, 7:00pm to 28th of March 2024, 7:00am

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Extra nights of work

Further night time works will be undertaken from Tuesday 26th March for a duration of two nights.

The work is dependant on the weather conditions and may be delayed if adverse weather conditions occur.

The work will be undertaken under two-way and three-way temporary traffic lights between 7pm to 7am each night.

Scheme Extension
Issued: 12 March 2024

This work has been extended and is now scheduled to be completed by Thursday 21st March.

Work will be carried out under daytime two-way and three-way temporary traffic lights during weekdays.

Amey is undertaking a series of overnight road safety improvements on the A96 in Aberdeenshire, north of the hamlet of Colpy, between Wednesday 7th February and Tuesday 12th March.

The £300,000 scheme, which Amey is undertaking on behalf of Transport Scotland, will deliver new vehicle safety barriers, new road markings and road signs, as well as surfacing improvements at an existing lay-by.

The work will take place on the A96 from 350 metres south of the (south) access to Morgan McVeighs restaurant to one kilometre north of the (north) access to Morgan McVeighs.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists the improvements will take place overnight on weekdays between 7pm to 7am, under single lane closures and two-way and three-way temporary traffic lights.

A 30mph speed limit will also be in place within the extent of the traffic management arrangement.

Preliminary works will take place overnight on Wednesday 7th February and Thursday 8th February, including resurfacing at the existing lay-by and trial hole investigatory works.

Full works are set to take place from Tuesday 13th February to Tuesday 12th March, including barrier upgrades, road marking and sign improvements.

No work will be undertaken or traffic management in place on weekends during the scheme dates.

The improvements will benefit more than 8700 vehicles who use this route each day.

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

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