Disruption during junction work

local motorists can expect some disruption over the next month while work to provide a merge lane at a busy A90 junction is carried out.

The £300,000 project at the Laurencekirk North junction will begin on Monday, February 27, and is expected to take 30 days to complete.

One lane of the northbound carriageway will be closed for the duration while right turns from Keilburn Farm access road to the A937 will be prohibited as will straight over movements to and from the A937 and Keilburn Farm. Traffic through the works area will also be subject to a 30mph speed limit.

The A90/A937 Montrose road junction will also be closed between 7pm and 7am over the project’s final three nights, approximately March 25 to 27, while work is carried out in that area, although diversions will be in place.

Eddie Ross, from BEAR Scotland Ltd., which manages the trunk road network, said the road improvement project will help motorists to merge with the A90 traffic flow more safely.

He said: “We have liaised with Aberdeenshire Council, Grampian Constabulary and the local community to ensure the works can be carried out safely and efficiently.

“We would ask that road users plan their journeys carefully in advance using www.trafficscotland.org in order to minimise any disruption. Motorists should allow extra time for journeys and are urged to pay attention to traffic signs, particularly at night times when the traffic management is subject to change.”