Road maintenance improvements are scheduled to take place on the M90 between Gairneybridge and Kinross starting next week.

Following on from the previous phases of carriageway improvements completed earlier this year, a £290,000 investment will see a new phase of works carried out over a 500m stretch of the northbound concrete carriageway on the M90. 

From Monday 23 October, maintenance works on the M90 northbound carriageway between Junction 5, Gairneybridge, and Junction 6, Kinross, will be carried out over eight days to repair and improve the concrete carriageway.

The M90 at this section is used by almost 30,000 vehicles a day and the improvements will considerably enhance the safety of the road at this location.  The works will involve road surface repairs and improvements.

During the improvements traffic management will be in place for the safety of the workforce and for motorists.  A contraflow system on the main M90 will be in operation continuously throughout the works to allow for the carriageway repairs to take place.   A 50mph speed limit will also be in place for safety until the works are completed.

Preliminary works will take place from Saturday 21 October to prepare for the traffic management arrangements ahead of the work beginning on Monday.

Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “This £290,000 investment from Transport Scotland will allow us to carry out maintenance works to ensure our network continues to operate at the highest standard. 

“Our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible, and we encourage motorists to plan their journey in advance and check the Traffic Scotland website before setting out.”

The works will be carried out by BEAR Scotland and have been planned in consultation with Police Scotland, Perth and Kinross Council and Transport Scotland.

Real time traffic information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org or twitter@trafficscotland.