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A major scheme of roadworks on A95 near Keith begins on Monday

By Pat Scott

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A section of the A95 near Haughs Bridge in Keith is set to benefit from resurfacing improvements worth £260,000 starting on Monday night.

The improvements will involve teams addressing defects in the road surface on the A95 between Rosarie and Haughs Bridge, Keith,creating a safer and smoother road surface for motorists.

The project is scheduled to start on Monday, October 19 and will take place over seven nights between 7.30pm and 6.30am, with all work expected to be completed by 6.30am on Wednesday, October 28.

No work is programmed to take place on Saturday or Sunday night.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists, a 10mph convoy system will be in place overnight during working hours. All traffic management will be removed during the daytime.

Consultation has taken place with all relevant stakeholders in advance of the resurfacing improvements to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements and to minimise any inconvenience.

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government guidance, will be in place to ensure all site personnel remain safe once the project gets underway.New safe operation procedures and risk assessments have also been developed to ensure teams are kept safe throughout the project.

Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “This £260,000 investment from Transport Scotland will see teams carry out surfacing improvements as well as upgrading road markings and road studs on this section of the A95 near Keith, creating a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

“We’ve taken steps to minimise disruption for motorists as much as possible during the improvements, including carrying out the project overnight and removing the traffic management outwith working hours.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential improvements on the A95. We encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date traffic information and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or via the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.

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