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A90 stabilisation reaches next stage

Transport Scotland’s term maintenance contractor Bear Scotland has said that work to stabilise a section of embankment on the A90 at Bridge of Muchalls will result in road closures from 3 December as work progresses to the next stage.

Bear said that the £350,000 project has been underway since mid-November but the embankment stabilisation stage will call for lane closures on the A90 from 3 to 7 December.

The work involves stabilising the embankment next to the roadside as well as improvements to the street lighting, safety fencing and footways in the area.

A spokesperson for Bear Scotland said: “Around 3,500t of rock infill are being used to reinstate the embankment which will help stabilise the slope next to the carriageway. This is being placed and compacted in layers on top of specialist geotextile material to build up the slope to its original profile.”

The work is being undertaken MGL Groundworks.

According to Bear, the majority of improvements have been taking place off the carriageway on the embankment beneath the road and have only called for temporary lane closures during off-peak hours so far.

“This embankment stabilisation project will help ensure the road continues to function safely for years to come,” said Bear Scotland north east representative Andy Thompson.

“The footway, street lighting and safety fence works will also improve pedestrian safety in the area and ensure active travel links are maintained.

“We’ve scheduled the majority of this project to take place during off-peak daytime hours to limit the impact to road users, however the traffic management required in this next phase is essential to ensure everyone is kept safe during the improvements.

“Our teams will do all they can to can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible, however we encourage road users to plan their journey in advance and allow some extra time to complete their journey.”

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