Haudagain Roundabout improvement scheme – traffic management update
Road users are advised that the current single lane closure (westbound) on the A96 Auchmill Road will remain in place until 14 October 2019.
As traffic management for the closure has been operating well, with peak time traffic delays of less than 8 minutes, a decision has been taken by the contractor to bring forward other necessary utility works to use this current closure to benefit the overall delivery of the project.
The single lane closure is from the Haudagain Roundabout to the west of the Manor Drive. Access to the Manor Drive junction will continue to be restricted and signed diversions will be in place for both road users and pedestrians.
To avoid disruption to road users at peak times, separate utility diversion works will be undertaken over the weekend of 28/29 September on the A92 North Anderson Drive from 01:00 on Saturday until 23:00 on Sunday. A single lane closure of the northbound carriageway between the junction with Middlefield Place and the Haudagain Roundabout will be in place during these works.
Road users are advised to continue to plan journeys accordingly.
The above works are part of a series of traffic management proposals necessary for the delivery of this project.
A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:
“We would like to thank the public for their patience during this work and ask for their continued co-operation as work continues to complete these necessary utility diversions.
“Working within a busy urban area means that there is a greater number of public utilities that require to be relocated to make way for this major road infrastructure project. Therefore there will be continued phases of traffic management in the coming months as work progresses towards delivering this key improvement project.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused and our contractor will endeavour to construct this project, which will deliver significant benefits for road users, as effectively as possible whilst minimising disruption.”
The project will, upon completion, help to reduce congestion and improve journey time reliability on this key route, as well as providing a safer route for pedestrians and cyclists.
Completion of the project is expected in Spring 2021.