A97 Marnoch Bridge repairs

Essential maintenance works on a historic Aberdeenshire bridge are due to commence on the 4th July for a period of three weeks.

Marnoch Bridge on the A97 is 210 years old and is a B listed structure.

The need for repairs was identified during a Principal Inspection in 2015. The work required includes repointing work which, due to the age of the bridge, will require the use of lime mortar. This in turn, requires the work to be carried out during the summer months.
The estimated costs of the work are £20,000. The costs were approved by the Banff and Buchan area committee at a meeting earlier this year.

Works are due to take place Monday - Friday between the hours of 09.30 am – 3.30pm. Out with these times the road will be open.

Head of Roads, Landscape Services and Waste Management for Aberdeenshire Council, Philip McKay, said, “We have scheduled this essential closure to coincide with the school holidays and during off peak times, in an effort to minimise the impact on commuters.

“I apologise for any inconvenience caused by this closure and hope to have the works completed with a minimum impact on the travelling public”

Further information on this and all other road closures, including diversions, is available at http://bit.ly/1ZNKGnj