£430,000 WORTH of resurfacing improvements are scheduled to take place on the M90 between Kelty and Blairadam starting today (Thursday).

The improvements will create a smoother and safer road surface for motorists on the busy stretch of the M90 northbound carriageway between Junction 4 (Kelty) and Junction 5 (Gairneybridge).

The essential works will begin at 7.30pm tonight (Thursday 1 November) and have been programmed to take place over four days using 24-hour working, with the resurfacing completed by 6.30am on Monday 5 November.

For the safety of roadworkers as well as motorists, a contraflow system of traffic management will be in place on the M90 between Junction 4 (Kelty) and Junction 5 (Gairneybridge). The M90 Junction 4 northbound on-Slip will be closed for safety throughout the duration of the works with a diversion via the M90 southbound towards Junction 3 (Halbeath) and back on the M90 Northbound.

There will be lane closures on the M90 northbound and southbound in place today for safety, as traffic management preparation will take place.

Consultation has taken place with local residents and stakeholders in advance of the resurfacing works to make them aware of the traffic management arrangements and to minimise any inconvenience.

Commenting on the project, Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “The £430,000 resurfacing works are essential for maintaining a high-quality surface which will create a smoother and safer road for road users. The work has been scheduled to take place using 24-hour working to minimise delays and reduce the overall impact to road users.

“The traffic management is essential to ensure the safety of road workers and motorists and our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible.

“We encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website and we encourage motorists to allow some extra time to reach their destination.”

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