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Essential bridge improvements planned for A99 Reisgill Bridge

By David G Scott

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An essential improvement project is set to get underway on the A99 Reisgill Bridge near Lybster from next week and lasting a fortnight.

The project will involve specialist teams upgrading the existing road safety barrier as well extending the area of protection when approaching the bridge at either side, improving the safety of the structure such that it remains fit for use in the years to come.

Reisgill Bridge near Lybster. Picture: Stanley Howe
Reisgill Bridge near Lybster. Picture: Stanley Howe

The works are schedule to begin on Monday (October 4) and are expected to take two weeks to complete, subject to weather conditions.

To protect the workforce and road users, temporary traffic lights in conjunction with alternating single lane closures on the northbound and southbound carriageways will be in place throughout the works.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s north west representative said: “This essential improvement project on Reisgill Bridge near Lybster will see the existing road safety barriers upgraded to enhance road user safety.

“The traffic management programmed is essential for the safety of everyone, however our teams will do everything they can to keep disruption to a minimum during the project and will complete the work as quickly and safely as possible.

“We thank road users for their patience in advance and would also encourage them to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information.”

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.

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