Date Added - 31/05/12
Moray Council’s roads maintenance section will shortly be starting a major programme of carriageway resurfacing works on various roads and streets throughout east Moray.
The works programme commences on June 11 and runs through to July 20.
For safety reasons speed restrictions, traffic control, convoy working or temporary road closures will be necessary on a number of sites.
The programme starts in the Portgordon, Buckie and Cullen areas where the following streets will be resurfaced - Tannachy Terrace (Portgordon), South West Street, Mill Crescent, Bruce Avenue, Harbour Street, Highfield Road, St Andrews Square (all Buckie) and Logie Avenue (Cullen). Later in the programme MacLennan Place in Dufftown and Brickfield in Craigellachie will be resurfaced while the parking area in the south-east corner of Reidhaven Square in Keith is also scheduled for treatment.
A number of classified and unclassified rural roads will also be resurfaced. This will include road closures and diversions on the following main routes where the greatest impact to road users will be felt:
B9103 Mulben – Boat O’Brig Road between Mulben Crossroads and Craighead from Friday, June 22 for up to five days. Diversion will be via Craigellachie/Rothes.
B9008 Delnashaugh - Glenlivet Road at Craggan Farm from Thursday, June 28 for up to five days. Diversion will be via Craigellachie/Dufftown/Auchbreck.
A941 Dufftown - Cabrach between Cabrach Lodge and Aberdeenshire boundary and between Tomnoan and Raws from Monday, July 2 for up to two weeks. Diversion will be via Huntly/Rhynie.
A941 Craigellachie - Dufftown between Craigellachie and Speyside Cooperage from Friday, July 13 for up to five days. Diversion will be via Keith.
A920 Dufftown - Huntly Road between Tullochallum and Keithmore and between Coldhome and Alnaboyle from Monday, July 16 for up to five days. Diversion will be via Keith.
As these works form part of a rolling programme and are very much weather dependent the dates indicated are subject to change at short notice. Diversionary signing will be put in place where necessary and vehicular and pedestrian access to affected properties will be maintained whenever possible. Preparatory works in advance of the resurfacing have already commenced under traffic control with short delays possible.
A Moray Council spokesman apologised in advance for any inconvenience.
He said: “The contractor will endeavour to keep disruption to a minimum but road users are asked to be patient while the works are ongoing and observe temporary speed restrictions which are essential for the safety of road users and the construction workers on site.
“Road users are also advised that until completion of the works road surfaces may be in a temporary condition, therefore additional care and attention is advised.”
Further details of the full resurfacing programme and road closures in Moray can be found on the council’s website www.moray.gov.uk and any queries should be directed to the roads maintenance section on 01343 557300.