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Winter Maintenance Service gets underway on A92 from Dundee to Arbroath

A92 between Dundee and Arbroath
28th of September 2023, 6:00am to 17th of May 2024, 11:59pm

Road users of the A92 between Dundee and Arbroath are advised that BEAR Scotland’s winter maintenance service is now underway until Friday 17 May 2024.

BEAR Scotland’s experienced winter maintenance team will work around the clock to analyse detailed forecasts and actual weather information from roadside weather sensors to ensure that treatment is carried out at the most appropriate times.

Treatment of the Carriageway

Precautionary salting will be carried out in advance of freezing conditions to prevent ice forming on the road surface. Resources will be available around-the-clock to provide this service and each treatment will be completed within a maximum of two hours from start to finish. 

Weather conditions can change suddenly and where unexpected conditions arise, reactive salt treatments will take place. During snow or freezing rain, resources will be deployed continuously until the road is clear and the weather abates.

Treatment of Cycleways & Footways

Precautionary salting and snow clearing will be carried out between the following times during the winter maintenance period:

 

·        Mondays to Saturdays (except 25 & 26 December 2023 and 1 & 2 January 2024) 6am to 6pm

 

·        Sundays 8am to 4pm

 

Road users are urged to consider road surface conditions when planning journeys during periods of adverse winter weather.

David Wright, BEAR Scotland’s Winter Manager for the A92, said: “Weather conditions during the winter months can change suddenly and provide many challenges for the travelling public. We place a real emphasis on prevention at BEAR Scotland and our winter maintenance teamwork around the clock to ensure surfaces are treated before the worst of the weather hits. During snow or freezing rain, our resources will be deployed continuously until the road is clear.

“However, motorists must also play their part by being fully prepared for winter. This includes ensuring their vehicle is well maintained, that they pay close attention to local and national media and information websites to help plan journeys during inclement weather, and that they carry equipment to help themselves should conditions deteriorate.

”The Traffic Scotland website offers up to date information about Scotland’s roads and motorists should always try to plan ahead where possible, especially if unfavourable winter weather conditions are forecast.”

How to get the latest travel and traffic information

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