Historic bridge works warning for Moray motorists

Delays expected at A96 in Keith
Delays expected at A96 in Keith

Motorists in Moray are being warned of delays as ground investigation work gets under way for a £38,000 improvement project to the Keith/Dufftown rail bridge.

The work will result in delays from Tuesday on the main A96 route at Keith with temporary traffic lights being put in place that will be in operation each day from 8am until 6pm.

Investigation work on the project is expected to last for at least a week during which the temporary four-way system filtering traffic into a single lane will be in operation.

Bear Scotland are being he works for Transport Scotland, with their spokesman Andy Thomson explaining: “The bridge repair and refurbishment is an important investment in ensuring this historic structure remains fit for purpose for years to come.

“We have planned and coordinated the ground investigation works with a specialist contractor to minimise disruption – however, some delays are possible and we would encourage motorists to plan ahead and allow extra time for their journeys.”

Parts of the rail crossing were first put in place in 1862 with further work extended over the years since to include the A96 crossing over the rail line.