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Weekend convoy system only beginning of A90 disruption

Tuesday February 13th 2018 at 11:33 AM

The A90 at Tipperty is to drop down to one lane each way on the dual carriageway on Monday, after drivers have endured a 10 mile per hour convoy system over the weekend.

It’s to allow workers dualling the road between Tipperty and Balmedie safe access for lane realignment and work on the central reservation.

A convoy system will first be put in place at 10pm on Thursday through until 6am on Friday, before returning from 8pm Friday right through the weekend until 6am on Monday.

It’s understood these lane closures will last through until the completion of the £745 million Aberdeen bypass and A90 dualling project, but Transport Scotland says there will always be one lane in each direction kept open.

Transport Scotland spokesman said, “The traffic management measures on the A90 at Tipperty will be in place until the works on the road are complete and the project opens to traffic later this year.”

The completion date is as yet unannounced, but is expected to be around April or May.

Speaking at Holyrood, Economy Secretary Keith Brown said it was not clear if the collapse of Carillion – one of the firms responsible for the construction – going into administration.

Remaining work will be carried out by the remaining two partners in the consortium.

The spokesman continued, “These traffic management measures on the A90 at Tipperty will enable the contractor to undertake necessary central reservation works.

“This change to road layout will bring drivers into close proximity with road workers, so we would also like to encourage road users to apply more caution than usual when driving through or nearby this section of the A90.

“Road users should also observe all road signage to enhance their safety, as well as the safety of others.

“We would like to thank road users for their continued patience and support during the construction of this major infrastructure project.”

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