Overnight closures on A90 near Stonehaven for three weeks

Overnight ground investigation works are to take place on the southbound A90 at Muchalls, north of Stonehaven.
Overnight ground investigation works are to take place on the southbound A90 at Muchalls, north of Stonehaven.

Overnight ground investigation works are to take place on the southbound A90 at Muchalls, north of Stonehaven, starting from Monday November 21 for up to three weeks.

The investigations will involve drilling holes beneath the southbound carriageway of the A90 to determine ground conditions in advance of designing a new retaining wall to support the carriageway at this location.

Due to the nature of the works and for the safety of the teams and motorists, a lane closure adjacent to the local road, Walker Drive will be in place on the dualled southbound A90 from approximately 7.30pm to 6am, Monday to Friday nights.

For safety, the junction between Walker Drive and the southbound A90 will also be closed each night during these works, with traffic from Muchalls able to access the A90 via Dunnyfell Road during this time. No works will take place on Saturday or Sunday nights.

Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “The planned ground investigation is essential to allow us to design the new retaining wall at this location. It is important to fully understand the ground conditions before undertaking any design involving earthworks.

“We’ve taken steps to minimise disruption to motorists by carrying out the ground investigation during night time hours and avoiding working on the Saturday and Sunday nights.

“Our subcontractors will look to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible, and we thank motorists for their patience in advance and encourage them to plan ahead by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date journey information and leave a little extra time to reach their destination.”

The works will be carried out by BEAR Scotland subcontractors and have been planned in consultation with Police Scotland, Local Authorities and Traffic Scotland.

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