A92/A96 Haudagain Junction Improvement – next phase to get underway

Lucy Johnston 2020, News

From Transport Scotland:

Farrans Construction, the contractor for the A92/A96 Haudagain Junction Improvement for Transport Scotland will soon begin the next phase of delivery with the construction of two key junctions. These junctions will, upon project completion, connect the new link road to the existing A96 and A92, enabling road users to bypass the Haudagain Roundabout.

Road users are advised that during this phase of the works there will be a number of traffic restrictions in place on the A92 and A96 in the vicinity of the Haudagain Roundabout for the safety of both road users and road workers, as much of this work will be carried out near to, or on the road itself.

These restrictions will include contraflows, lane closures and speed restrictions. We would advise road users to plan ahead, allow extra time for your journey and approach the new traffic management layouts with care.

This phase of the construction work will be carried out in a number of stages with traffic management on the A92 and A96 anticipated to be ongoing through the first quarter of next year.

On the 31 August 2020, this work will commence with the closure of the westbound lane on the A96 Auchmill Road, the closure of one lane southbound on the A92 and the continued closure of one lane northbound on the A92 for approximately 2 weeks.

Further details and updates on  the temporary traffic management operations required  in the coming months will be provided on the Transport Scotland A92/A96 Haudagain Junction Improvement project webpage

Emily Alfred, Project Manager for Transport Scotland, said:

“These traffic restrictions are necessary for the safety of both road users and construction workers during what will be an extremely busy construction period.

“Farrans Construction will monitor the traffic management operations during this key construction phase in order to minimise disruption to road users and the local community.

“Safety is our first priority and we would like to take this opportunity to thank road users for their patience while we deliver these significant improvements works at Haudagain.”

The project will, upon completion, help to reduce congestion and improve journey time reliability on this key route, as well as providing a safer route for pedestrians and cyclists.

For more information please visit the Transport Scotland project webpage