Disruption kept ‘to minimum’ on A96 Forres works

WORK ON IMPROVING one of the busiest stretches of the A96 through Forres got under way this weekend.

When complete the work on the Moray town’s by-pass will have cost £345,000 and will see resurfacing work aimed at repairing the numerous cracks and potholes created by relentless heavy traffic.

Engineers have been working since Friday evening on the route between the sewage plant and Mosset Park – the first stage of the work through this weekend will end at 6.30am tomorrow (Monday).

Work will then pause but continue overnight from 7.30pm on Monday and Tuesday – during the daytime temporary traffic lights currently in place will be removed to minimise disruption.

Speak for BEAR Scotland, Andy Thomson said: “The works will allow us to address the defects in this section of the A96 to create a smooth and improved surface for motorists. We have taken steps to reduce the overall impact of the scheme, and our teams will look to do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible.

“In the meantime we encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance and check the real-time journey planning information at www.trafficscotland.org.