Mo­torists set for overnight road­works


Resur­fac­ing works are set to get un­der­way on the A725 be­tween the Whirlies and Cross­bas­ket this week­end.

Works will be­gin on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 17 and early morn­ing of Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 24.

Roads bosses say in or­der to de­liver this scheme as quickly and safely as pos­si­ble, it will be nec­es­sary to im­ple­ment a three-phased traf­fic man­age­ment sys­tem in­clud­ing week­end con­traflow and overnight clo­sures of the trunk road in this im­me­di­ate area.

In line with the Scottish Gov­ern­ment’s COVID-19 guid­ance, op­er­a­tives will fol­low strict phys­i­cal dis­tanc­ing pro­to­cols through­out the project.

Dar­ren Mitchell, Amey’s Se­nior Struc­tural Main­te­nance Engi­neer said: “This is a busy sec­tion of trunk road con­nect­ing two of La­nark­shire’s largest towns. As such is used by emer­gency ser­vices, freight, re­tail and de­liv­ery traf­fic as part of their es­sen­tial work­ing. It is vi­tal that we com­plete these works in or­der to main­tain road safety. Works will be car­ried out un­der a com­bi­na­tion of week­end con­traflow work­ing and overnight clo­sures, in or­der to re­duce the im­pact on com­mu­ni­ties and busi­nesses as they re­cover at this time.

“We have im­ple­mented many new work­ing prac­tices across our own work­force and those of our sup­ply chain part­ners as we work to­wards the fu­ture de­liv­ery of our new main­te­nance con­tract. Thor­ough risk as­sess­ments have been car­ried out as we take a lead in the de­liv­ery of trunk road main­te­nance.

“A me yon be­half of Trans­port Scot­land, would like to take this op­por­tu­nity to thank our cus­tomers for their pa­tience while we de­liver this im­por­tant im­prove­ment project.”

The resur­fac­ing of this 2.2km sec­tion of trunk road will be de­liv­ered un­der the fol­low­ing traf­fic man­age­ment :

Phase 1 - Week­end con­traflow 8pm on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 17 un­til 6am Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 19.

Phase 2 - Overnight clo­sures Whirlies Round­about to A725 on­slip merge from Ma­vor Round­about 8pm on Mon­day, Oc­to­ber 19 un­til 6 am on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 20.

Phase 3 - Four overnight clo­sures of A725 from Whirlies Round­about and Mavour Round­about to Dou­glas Street from: 8pm on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 20 un­til 6am on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 21, 8pm on Wed­nes­day, Oc­to­ber 21 un­til 6am on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 22, 8pm on Thurs­day, Oc­to­ber 22 un­til 6am on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 23 and 8pm on Fri­day, Oc­to­ber 23 un­til 6am on Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 24.

Lengthy overnight di­ver­sions will be in place dur­ing Phase 3, with driv­ers ad­vised to al­low plenty of ex­tra time for their jour­neys.

Spe­cial ar­range­ments have been made for emer­gency ser­vice ve­hi­cles. No ad­di­tional mea­sures will be im­ple­mented for wind­farm traf­fic or those car­ry­ing ab­nor­mal loads.

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