DRIVERS could be facing disruption on the M90 between Halbeath and Kelty next week due to surfacing improvements.

The £285,000 project will address defects in the road surface and will involve lane closures and speed restrictions.

Motorists passing the works, which are set to take place on the northbound stretch of the M90 motorway between Halbeath and Kelty, will be subject to a 50mph speed limit, with the hard shoulder and nearside lane closed for safety.

Due to the nature of the works, the hard shoulder will remain closed off outwith working hours.

Commenting, Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: "This £285,000 investment from Transport Scotland will greatly improve and strengthen this section of the M90, providing a better refuge for those unfortunate motorists that breakdown.

"The traffic management proposed is essential to ensure the safety of our teams and motorists and has been planned to help ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.

"Our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible and we thank road users for their patience in advance. We encourage motorists to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up-to-date travel information.”

The job is due to start on Tuesday, May 31, and last over eight nights, ending on Saturday, June 11, with no works programmed for June 2, 3, or 4.

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

Materials removed from the existing carriageway will be recycled using SEPA approved methods.

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