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Resurfacing works to begin on A99 at Lybster

By John Davidson

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Bear Scotland says the works will greatly improve the road surface. Picture: Bear Scotland
Bear Scotland says the works will greatly improve the road surface. Picture: Bear Scotland

Works to improve the road surface on the A99 at Lybster are due to get under way on Wednesday morning.

Bear Scotland, which maintains the trunk road, said the essential works would see around 650 metres of the carriageway resurfaced.

The works will take place in two phases, with the first phase taking place on Wednesday and Thursday this week.

A 10mph convoy system with temporary traffic lights will be in operation during the works, which will take place from 7am to 7pm.

The second phase will involve full overnight road closures between Sunday, July 10 and Monday, July 18, excluding Friday and Saturday nights.

Traffic will be diverted via the A9 and A882. The A99 will be open outwith working hours, but a 30mph speed limit will be in place as vehicles will be running on a temporary surface.

Access through the works site for emergency services will be maintained at all times.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s north-west representative, said: “This surfacing project on the A99 will help address defects and greatly improve the surface for road users.

“We will be utilising a combination of daytime convoy operations and night-time road closures to progress the works as quickly and safely as we can, noting the narrow road widths present at the location. We will not be undertaking any works on the Friday or Saturday night to minimise the disruption experienced at the weekend.

“We thank the local community and road users for their patience in advance while we complete this project. We encourage motorists to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up-to-date travel information.”

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