Essential resurfacing work to take place on the A97

Essential resurfacing work will start on the A97 Banff to Huntly Road between the B9025 junction at Blacklaw and Manderlea Croft later this month.

Minor kerbing and drainage works will begin on Monday, November 20 for five days when the road will operate under temporary traffic lights and a 10mph speed restriction.

The road will then close between the B9025 junction at Blacklaw and the C2L junction at Mill of Brydock from Monday, November 27. This is to allow the actual resurfacing work to be carried out.

It is estimated this work will last for two days, however, resurfacing work can be affected by the weather so the dates indicated may be subject to change at short notice if conditions are poor.

Diversion routes will be sign posted and vehicular access for residents within the closure will be maintained where safe to do so. The closure will be lifted in the evening and overnight on Monday and Tuesday, November 27 and 28, but temporary lights and the speed restriction will remain in place.

Derek Murray, Roads and Landscape Manager for the Banff and Buchan area, said: “This work is essential to ensure the road remains fit for purpose and safe for all road users.

“We appreciate that any maintenance work on the road network can cause inconvenience, but I would ask the public to bear with us while we carry out these repairs. 

“In the interest of the safety of roads users and workers, drivers are asked to follow diversion signing and adhere to any temporary warning signs.”

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