Essential roadworks for A90 at Stonehaven

Essential bridge repairs are to be undertaken on the A90 Cowie Bridge which spans the River Cowie near Stonehaven.

This off-peak work is to replace the protection to the river bank and bridge piers. The river bank and the foundations of the piers which support the bridge on the embankment of the river are both currently protected by gabion baskets which have deteriorated. The gabions baskets are being replaced with Rock Armour consisting of very large stones measuring more than 1.5m in diameter.

The work will require lane one of the A90 southbound carriageway to be closed in the location of the bridge from Monday October 6 between 9.30am and 3.30pm for four weeks to provide safe access for plant and materials for the protection works being undertaken below the bridge. There will also be a speed limit of 30mph in place. The works themselves will not be visible from the trunk road.

It is not expected that the lane closure will result in significant delays and every effort will be made to minimise the duration of the restrictions.

Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s Operating Company Representative for the North East, said: “These off-peak works are part of our commitment to maintain the trunk road network in the North East to the highest standard and we have worked closely with Aberdeenshire Council and Police Scotland to ensure works will be carried out with minimum inconvenience to motorists. We’ve also liaised with SEPA over the timing of these works to minimise environmental impacts.

“We encourage those travelling on this route to plan their journey in advance and to check the Traffic Scotland website for real-time information before setting out.”

The works have been planned in consultation with Aberdeenshire Council and Police Scotland.

Road users can go to www.trafficscotland.org for additional information.