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.