Contract awarded for A90 Laurencekirk junction upgrade

9th April 2019


Transport Scotland has announced the successful award of a new contract for the improvement of the A90 Laurencekirk junction in Aberdeenshire.

A £300,000 groundworks contract has been awarded to Allied Exploration and Geotechnics Ltd.
Exploratory works to inform future action

Work at the site is now scheduled to get underway from early May and will take approximately eight weeks to complete. The project will provide the detailed information needed to inform the next stage of works.

Motorists in the area are advised of some potential disruption throughout the exploration phase of the groundworks scheme, with work taking place close to the existing carriageway in some areas.

As a result, a number of traffic management schemes are to be introduced to slow down traffic and to ensure the safety of all those working at the site.

Commenting on the project, cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity Michael Matheson said: “When completed, the scheme will help reduce accidents and delays by preventing traffic turning or crossing at the busy A90 junction to the south of the town.

“As well as grade-separating the junction, the scheme will also improve safety and accessibility for all active travel users.”

The improvement project began in summer 2018, when members of the public and interested parties had the chance to determine their preferred route for the junction upgrade.

Full details of the junction improvements will be revealed later this year, once groundwork exploration data has been assessed and final contract awards for construction have been made.

Ellie Baker, brand manager at FCS Scotland, adds: “This is great news for members of the local community and for the region in general. Improvements to the A90 Laurencekirk junction will better ensure a smooth flow of traffic and bring a number of economic gains in the future.”