Drivers on the busiest commuter route through Angus have been warned to expect weeks of delays in a Brechin bypass dual carriageway resurfacing project.
A three-week round-the-clock contraflow system is being put in place for the six-figure scheme, set to get under way on Monday.
The works will involve almost four miles of both the north and southbound dual carriageway and lead to the closure of slip roads on the bypass at different times during the project.
The contraflow system will first be on the northbound carriageway before switching to the southbound carriageway until the project is completed.
Bear Scotland said that due to the locations of the contraflows, the slip roads at the A935 St Anns and B966 Keithock junctions will be closed for safety when the contraflow is in place.
Signed diversion routes will be set up.
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Bear Scotland north east representative Andy Thompson said: “This resurfacing project for various sections on the A90 Brechin bypass will repair a number of cracks, potholes and other issues which will improve the general condition of the road for motorists.
“We’ve taken steps to minimise disruption for motorists as much as possible during the improvements, including carrying out the project under a contraflow traffic management system which will keep the traffic constantly moving.
“Our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible.
“We encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date journey information and leave extra time to reach their destination.
“The works programmed at Brechin are part of our ongoing reactive maintenance programme which prioritises areas showing deterioration and ensures the road remains in a safe condition. This is effectively a continuation of the programme of works noted last year.”
North east Conservative MSP Liam Kerr led calls for resurfacing after branding the trunk road “potentially dangerous” to bikers heading to a major Angus tourism event.
Mr Kerr highlighted the state of the surface ahead of Brechin’s Harley Davidson in the City festival.
The annual gathering of hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts marks the local connection to the famous marque through the Davidson family who lived locally before emigrating to the States.
Bear Scotland said all waste materials and spoil resulting from the works will be recycled in accordance with Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) policies and procedures.