Commuter road to be disrupted by works

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The A93 Crathes to Banchory road will be subject to traffic management measures for 12 weeks at the start of January 2015.

The works are to allow a new sewer to be installed, which will serve the new housing development at Crathes.

Restrictions on traffic flow are necessary to ensure the health and safety of all road users.

Traffic will be controlled by either temporary traffic signals or by implementing a convoy system, where appropriate, in order to minimise congestion, especially during peak periods.

Contractor WM Donald will carry out the work in 12-hour shifts, Monday to Saturday, to ensure maximum progress and minimal inconvenience.

Specialist trenching machines will be used to further ensure the work is completed as quickly as possible.

Information signs will be in place at both ends of the road from Monday, December 15 to ensure road users have sufficient notice.

Aberdeenshire Council’s Head of Roads and Landscape Services, Philip McKay, said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused to road users while this necessary work is being carried out by contractors working on behalf of the developer.

“As always, road users can check our website for regular updates on all road closures in the area as the best source of live information.”

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