ROADWORKS costing £205,000 are set to take place this weekend on the M90 at Kelty.

BEAR Scotland, which manages and maintains the trunk roads in the NE, SE and NW of Scotland on behalf of Transport Scotland, have said "essential surfacing improvements" will take place to the northbound off-slip at junction four from Friday.

The project is scheduled to get underway from 7.30pm that evening and is planned to take place over three days using 24-hour working, with all improvements expected to be completed by 6.30am on Monday (November 23).

To ensure the safety of road workers and motorists, the slip road will be closed throughout the duration of the project.

Motorists wishing to use the off-slip will be diverted via the M90 northbound to M90 Junction 5 (Crook of Devon) then back onto the M90 southbound to Junction 4 (Kelty) southbound off-slip. For safety, temporary traffic lights will also be in place on the B914 / A909 throughout the weekend.

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government Covid-19 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.

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.

Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “This £205,000 investment from Transport Scotland will greatly improve and strengthen this section of the M90, as well as create a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

“The traffic management is essential to ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists during this project. To help minimise delays as much as possible, we’ve planned the improvements to take place over one weekend using 24-hour working, and our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these essential improvements on the M90. 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.”

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