Work to start on safeguarding the A95 Spey Bridge by Grantown
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An essential £625,000 maintenance project for the A95 Spey Bridge is programmed to get under way from next week.
The project will involve teams carrying out concrete repairs and protection to the concrete elements below the bridge deck, ensuring the bridge remains in a safe working condition for years to come.
The maintenance scheme is programmed to start on Monday (August 24) and is expected to take up to 16 weeks to complete.
The majority of the project will be completed during the day between 7.30am and 5pm below the bridge deck.
A BEAR Scotland spokesperson said: "As the maintenance work involves working beneath the bridge deck, there will be minimal disruption to road users.
"The A95 will remain open throughout the project, however, when required, four-way temporary traffic signals will be in place for delivery of material and undertaking specific operations to allow works to be carried out safely.
"Temporary traffic lights will be in operation on Monday 31 August to Wednesday 2 September for material delivery."
The contractor said strict physical distancing protocols in line with Scottish Government coronavirus guidance will be in place to ensure all site personnel remain safe once the project gets under way.
New safe operation procedures and risk assessments have also been developed to ensure teams are kept safe throughout the project.
Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative said: “This £625,000 maintenance work on the A95 Spey Bridge will ensure the existing structure is maintained and continues to function safely for years to come.
“To keep everyone safe during the project temporary traffic lights will be required at certain points to allow safe delivery of materials as well as to allow specific operations to be carried out safely, however our teams will do all they can to minimise the impact to road users.
“We thank motorists for their patience while we carry out this essential work and encourage them to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website and allowing some extra time to reach their destination.
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