A 40mph speed restriction will be in place for around four months on a section of one of the north-east’s busiest road.
Traffic Scotland announced that the A90 between Bridgend and Oldmeldrum (B9000), just south of Ellon, will be subjected to the restriction from tomorrow evening at around 8pm.
The action has been put in place to allow utility works to be undertaken as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route / Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.
The speed restriction, which will affect 600m of the A90, is expected to be in place for around four months and will “enable workers to safely complete the works while road users continue to use the A90”.
A AWPR/B-T project spokeswoman said: “The A90 between Murcar and Ellon has been subject to a 50mph speed restriction since Monday 1 August 2016. However, the speed restriction for a short 600m section between Bridgend and B9000 (Oldmeldrum Road) will be reduced further to 40mph for around four months to ensure the safety of road workers, who may be working adjacent to or beneath the road, and road users while utility works are undertaken nearby.
“We would encourage road users to apply more caution than usual when driving through or nearby this section of the A90.”