Perthshire Advertiser

M90 lanes closed for barrier works

- ROBBIE CHALMERS

A series of single lane closures and a speed limit has been enforced on the M90 in Perthshire to allow road safety barriers improvemen­ts.

The works began yesterday (February 22) and involve teams carrying out the upgrades at the verges across a 4km stretch of road passing Balmanno Hill.

Improvemen­ts are taking place between 7am and 7pm each day, with work expected to take up to five weeks to complete.

The work follows on from safety improvemen­ts that were carried out at two bridges located between junctions eight and nine earlier this year.

To ensure the safety of roadworker­s and motorists, a series of single lane closures and a 50mph speed limit are now in place for the duration of the project.

Traffic management will remain in place outwith working hours due to the nature of the works.

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government COVID-19 guidance, are in place to ensure all site personnel remain safe once the project gets underway.

BEAR Scotland’s north east representa­tive Ian Stewart said: “Safety is a top priority for both Transport Scotland and BEAR Scotland and this scheme on the M90 which will see improvemen­ts and upgrades to the existing road safety barriers is part of our continued commitment to that.

“The planned traffic management is essential for ensuring the safety of our teams and motorists, however we will do all we can to complete the project as quickly and as safely as possible.

“We would like to thank motorists in advance for their patience during this project and advise them to plan ahead by checking Traffic Scotland for up to date journey informatio­n.”

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