Speyside village residents invited to inspect £2m improvement plans

Improvements to start on A95 at Aberlour

Residents of a Moray village are being invited to inspect for themselves ambitious £2million upgrades being planned for their community.

The street passing through the centre of Aberlour is known to millions of motorists over the years as the main A95 artery linking Moray with the south.

Now it will be subjected to a series of improvements that begin this month, aimed at providing much needed draining and resurfacing – but with the downside of disruption as the work is being carried out.

The work will be carried out over three months beginning on Monday, May 18 during which lane restrictions will be put in place aimed at minimising disruption but allowing the work to progress.

Bear Scotland are responsible for the improvements on behalf of Transport Scotland, with spokesman Andy Thomson saying: “This investment by Transport Scotland will address historic flooding issues – but at the same time the opportunity is being taken to improve footways along Aberlour High Street.

“We are hosting a public exhibition to share information about the programme of works, methods of construction, traffic management and how these might impact on the general public.

“We would encourage all stakeholders and members of the local community to attend on Monday to enable us to explain the programme of improvements and how we will manage the impact of the works.”

The exhibition will be held at the Old Station Tea Room on Monday from 12noon until 7pm, with local community association member John Milne encouraging businesses and community members to call in.

Apart from stopping untreated water entering the River Spey one of the benefits the scheme is expected to produce is a reduction in traffic noise through Aberlour thanks to a new road surface being put in place.