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Reminder: Roadworks set to begin on two sections of the A96 near Colpy

By David Porter

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Amey is undertaking a series of overnight road safety improvements on the A96 in Aberdeenshire, north of the hamlet of Colpy with preparatory work already underway and running fully from Monday, February 12 till Tuesday March 12.

Work will take palce next to Morgan McVeighs for four weeks
Work will take palce next to Morgan McVeighs for four weeks

This is the second set of works on the stretch of road with others due to start on February 12 at Kellockbank junction.

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 McVeigh’s restaurant to one kilometre north of the (north) access to Morgan McVeigh’s.

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 and Thursday including resurfacing at the existing lay-by and trial hole investigatory works.

Full works are set to take place from Tuesday 13 to Tuesday, March 12, 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 works come on top of further work to the south which is also taking place overnight next to the Kellockbank junction and which run for 1.2km to the north.

These are due to start on February 12 and run until February 24.

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