Boultenstone Bridge set to be refurbished

Boultenstone Bridge on the A97 will be closed for four weeks whilst refurbishment works are carried out.

The work coincides with surface dressing preparation works from Logie Coldstone to Tillypronie and from Tillypronie to Tom Dubh. That work includes strengthening the edges of the road and drainage works, both of which are partly funded by the Scottish Timber Transport Team and are part of the roads’ maintenance programme for Marr.

The bridge will be strengthened to make it more suitable for modern traffic, particularly haulage vehicles. Once the work complete the bridge will require less maintenance in the future saving money and reducing the impact of maintenance works on the travelling public.

During the works, the road will be closed completely from Logie Coldstone to the Boultenstone Bridge.  Access will be provided for emergency service and residential vehicles, but this may be subject to delay until the road is cleared to allow vehicles to travel through the works safely.

Unfortunately, vehicles will be unable to cross the bridge itself whilst the works are being carried out.

Site notices will be put up soon advising of the closure and an alternative route via the A97 – A944 – A980 – B9119 – A97 and vice versa.

The closure will take place from Monday, August 31 for four weeks.

Aberdeenshire Council carries out regular and planned upgrades and repairs to bridges and roads ensuring the road network of over 5400 kilometres and 1500 bridges are as well maintained as possible. We appreciate that during periods of works there can be disruption to the travelling public and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

For the latest information about road closures in Aberdeenshire please visit: https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roadworks/