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Disruption Expected as Roadworks Begin on M90

Residents of Highland and Perthshire who travel along the M90 will be affected by the repairs being made on the Muirmont bridge near Bridge of Earn.

The motorway bridge will be undergoing a £300,000 planned maintenance project to replace the south abutment bearings and ensure the bridge can continue to operate safely. Work is scheudle to begin on Monday, 23rd of May and is expected to take up to 11 weeks to complete.

Transport Scotland invested £3 million in replacing the south abutment bearings, this work will be done by USL Ekspan on behalf of BEAR Scotland

Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Operating Company Representative, said: “This essential maintenance project at M90 Muirmont Bridge will help to ensure that the structure remains in a safe working condition for many years to come.”

Mr Stewart went on to say “We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out this essential maintenance project on the M90. We encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up-to-date traffic information and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”

During the improvements the A912 which is below the M90, will undergo a lane closure reducing the road down to two lanes.

The M90 will be closed for a short duration in both directions for one night at the start of the works, with a similar closures near the end of the work. These closures will last 15 minutes and Police Scotland will be assisted with these closures.

These closures are provisionally programmed for the nights of Monday 13th of June and Thursday 14th of July, and will allow for the lifting and lowering of the bridge. more information will be given closer to the time.

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