OVERNIGHT surfacing works are set to begin on the A85 through Crieff this week.

Beginning on Sunday, July 8, the £130,000 project will be aimed at creating a smoother and safer road surface.

It will take five nights to complete, finishing on Friday, July 13.

The road will remain open, but a 10mph convoy system will be in place to keep motorists and workers safe.

Restrictions will be removed outside of working hours, but road users are urged to proceed with caution as they will be travelling on a temporary surface.

Eddie Ross, north west representative at BEAR Scotland, said: “These essential resurfacing works will upgrade the existing road surface through the top end of Crieff, greatly improving the safety for road users.

“The traffic management arrangements are necessary to keep everyone safe during the project, however our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible.

“We’ve planned the project to minimise disruption as much as we can by having the surfacing repairs take place overnight, as well as taking steps to ensure that any of our nosier operations are carried out before 11pm to further reduce any impact.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance and would also encourage them to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information.”