From BEAR Scotland press release:
Two sections of the A96 in Nairn are set to benefit from £360,000 worth of resurfacing improvements with works scheduled to start this weekend.
The resurfacing improvements will address any road defects in the carriageway, creating a smoother and safer journey for road users.
The overnight project is set to begin on Sunday 25 August and is programmed to take three weeks to complete with the project split into two phases. The project will take place between 7.30pm and 6.30am each night with surfacing improvements due to be completed by 6.30am on Thursday 12 September. The first phase of improvements will take place between Albert Street and Tradespark Road before moving onto improvements between Sainsburys Roundabout and the A939 Junction. No works are programmed for Saturday nights.
To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists, a 10mph convoy system will be in place during working hours for both phases of the project. Temporary traffic lights will also be in place during works being carried out at the A939 Junction and Moss-Side Road. All traffic management will be removed during the daytime.
Consultation has taken place with local residents in advance of the resurfacing to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements and to minimise any inconvenience.
Commenting on the improvements, Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “This investment from Transport Scotland will allow us to repair a number of cracks, potholes and other issues which will improve the general condition and safety of this section of the A96 for motorists.
“We’ve taken steps to minimise disruption by carrying out the works overnight and ensuring that all traffic management will be removed out with working hours. Our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible.
“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while we complete these works and encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel 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 the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.
All waste materials and spoil resulting from these road works will be re-cycled in accordance with Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) policies and procedures.