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Vegetation management works on the A702 between Hartside and Causewayend

A702 Hartside/Causewayend
17th of February 2024, 8:30pm to 18th of March 2024, 5:30am

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UPDATE: Four additional nights of works have been scheduled on the A702 between Hartside and Causewayend, on 14, 15, 16 and 17 March. Exactly the same road closure and diversion will be in place each night as for previously advertised works.

UPDATE: These works have been extended to incorporate recent storm damaged trees, and to continue to improve the health of the avenues on the A702 between Hartside and Causewayend.

Six additional nights of work have been scheduled from Wednesday 6 March to Monday 11 March.

BEAR Scotland, acting on behalf of Transport Scotland, is set to carry out essential landscape works on the A702 to improve the woodland avenues between Hartside and Causewayend.

Works will take place over twelve nights beginning Saturday 17 - Wednesday 28 February between the hours of 20:30 and 05:30.

During these works the A702 between Hartside and Causewayend will be closed for safety, with diversion routes signposted as detailed in the table below. This will add an extra 11 miles and 17 minutes on to the expected journey time. The same diversion in reverse will be used when travelling southbound.

Closure table

Access for emergency vehicles will be maintained at all times.

Tommy Deans, BEAR Scotland’s South East Network manager, said: “It is essential for safety that we close the A702 while we remove potentially hazardous trees and improve the woodland areas.

“We understand that this will be disruptive and have planned the works to take place at night when traffic flows are lower to reduce the impact.

“The nature of the works will result in a slight increase in noise levels and we apologise in advance for the inconvenience this may cause.

“We thank road users and the local community for their patience and understanding.”

Woodland Road

The local community has been consulted regarding the possibility of increased noise during this time period.

All works are weather dependent and subject to postponement in the event of adverse conditions.

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland at www.traffic.gov.scot, or on X at @trafficscotland.

How to get the latest travel and traffic information

For full information on roadworks on trunk roads in the north-west and south-east of Scotland, visit the Bear Scotland website.

You can report a defect on the network by filling out this form.

Follow Bear Scotland on Twitter at @bear_scotland and at @SETrunkRoads.