An eight-week project to investigate ground conditions in the vicinity of the A90/A937 Laurencekirk junction will begin later this month.
Starting on May 20th, the investigation will focus on informing the design phase of planned improvements to the junction to limit future congestion.
Potential disruption for travellers
As part of the project, a number of traffic management schemes will be imposed. This includes alternate single file traffic sections on the adjoining A937 side road, as well as temporary traffic lights.
A spokesperson for Transport Scotland stated: “We apologise for any inconvenience these works will cause and would thank road users and local communities in advance for their patience during the works.”
Motorists in the area are advised to plan their journeys in advance and to leave additional time to reach their destination during the project period.
Live updates on traffic volumes in the area will be available via the Traffic Scotland website, Twitter feed or Traffic Scotland radio.
The contractor will be monitoring all traffic volumes and will be adjusting traffic management schemes to ensure delays are kept to a minimum.
Ellie Baker, brand manager at FCS Scotland, adds: “Groundworks in the area will play a vital part in informing the future layout of the junction. It’s an essential step in delivering the best possible outcome for local businesses and the surrounding community.”