Motorists advised of Cairn O'Mount road closure

Motorists are being advised of an upcoming closure of the Cairn O’Mount road to allow for roadworks and bridge repairs.

The B974 Cairn O’Mount road will be closed between the AA phone box north of Bridge of Dye and the Clatterin’ Brig snow gate from Monday, June 25, until Friday, July 6, for road works and repairs to the Spital Burn bridge.

Traffic will be diverted via the A957 Slug Road while resurfacing and drainage works take place, while the repairs to the bridge will address damage to the parapets caused by recent collisions. 

The works have been co-ordinated to halve what would have been a month-long closure had the works been conducted separately.

Aberdeenshire Council’s Head of Roads, Landscape and Waste Services, Philip McKay, said: “The rural nature of the Cairn O’Mount road means that unfortunately there will be some unavoidable disruption for motorists while this work takes place.

“To minimise the impact we have co-ordinated the bridge repairs and road works to avoid the need for separate closures. This will reduce the overall project time from four weeks to just under two.

“I would encourage motorists to plan ahead for the extra journey time they may need and thank them advance for their patience.”

The road will be open during the weekend of June 30 and July 1, and road users are advised to take heed of roadworks signage advising of ramped sections and other matters.

The Clatterin’ Brig restaurant will be open as usual, with access available from all routes on the south side of the Cairn O’Mount.

Emergency and pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the works, and vehicular access to affected properties maintained whenever possible.