MOTORISTS using the A85 through Crieff are being warned of delays, as evening road works begin on Sunday.

The road will be subject to £130,000 worth of resurfacing works, with a 10mph speed limit and convoy system to be in place.

It will last until Friday, July 13, and the restriction will only be in place from 7pm to 7am each night.

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

The works have been programmed to take place overnight to minimise disruption to road users, as well as to reduce the impact to members of the public and local businesses.

The project has been structured so that noisy operations will be completed before 11pm to further reduce disruption.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s north west representative, 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.” 

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