Roadworks expected to cause traffic chaos for music fans travelling to Perth this weekend have been postponed.
BEAR Scotland confirmed the £315,000 roadworks on the M90 between Craigend Interchange and Barnhill Interchange due to begin on Friday have been pushed back to next month.
The decision from BEAR Scotland comes after The Courier highlighted the potential chaos the works would cause thousands of Lewis Capaldi fans travelling to Perth for his Saturday night show.
The road management company now say they have postponed the works due to “events in the local area” as well as forecast bad weather.
The roadworks were originally set to take place on the northbound carriage from Friday May 17 for three days.
The planned dates would have coincided with the first weekend of the Perth Festival of the Arts, including the sold-out Capaldi show and the popular Jools Holland concert.
The closures were also likely to affect football fans travelling from Aberdeen to watch their team play Hibernian on Sunday afternoon.
A spokesperson for BEAR Scotland said: “The improvements were scheduled to begin on Friday May 17 for three days, with all works expected to be completed by 6.30am Monday May 20.
“Works have now been reprogrammed for next month due events in the local area.
“All relevant stakeholders have been informed of the changes and updated on the new dates of the project.”
Helen McKinnon, organiser of Perth Festival of the Arts, had previously spoken out against the timing of the roadworks.
She said: “This weekend is the opening weekend of Perth Festival of the Arts, which will see in the region of 4,000 people attending festival events and concerts, many of whom travel from outwith Perth.
“We hope the needs of the city’s local arts festival will be taken into consideration to ensure that audiences can reach their events on time and experience minimal disruption to their travel arrangements.”