The Perth and Kinross Council is restricting traffic around the Cross Tay Link Road to improve the safety of its construction.
Starting this week (Tuesday, the 10th of May), several restrictions are now in place for the next 18 months to improve the safety of roads around the construction of the new bridge.
A spokesperson for the Perth and Kinross Council explained: “The Perth and Kinross Council as Traffic Authority being satisfied that there is a likelihood of danger to the public due to construction works promote the following restrictions with immediate effect and the maximum term for this order is 18 months.”
The new restrictions are implementing temporary 50/40/30/10 mph speed limits and suspending parking and loading of four roads in Perth and Kinross.
These restrictions apply to the first roads seen below:
Each of these four roads may also be closed as a precautionary measure during construction.
This new restriction is also prohibiting right turns being made on the stretch between the Inveralmond Roundabout and the slip road leading to Stanley (marked number 1. On the key above).
The Cross Tay Link Road is a £118m project set to build a three-span bridge across the River Tay to connect the roads north of the city with the other side of the river.
This will connect the A9 with the A93 just north of Scone with the ambition of reducing city congestion.
Explaining the project earlier, former council leader Murray Lyle said: “The Cross Tay Link Road is an important part of delivering on our ambitions for Perth city and the wider region.
“On completion it will deliver major benefits for residents through reduced pollution and carbon output, and will allow us to make active travel and environmental improvements to the city centre to support residents and visitors alike.”
More information about the Cross Tay Link Road can be found on: https://www.heartland.scot/news/local/contractor-appointed-for-stage-one-of-the-cross-tay-link-road/