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Road chiefs warn of possible travel delays on A95 north of Aviemore

By Gavin Musgrove

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Road bosses are warning of possible delays on the A95 near Aviemore over the coming week.

A surfacing improvement project on the Aviemore-Grantown road at Avielochan has just got under way.

The work will improve the condition of the A95 also known as the whisky road creating a safer and smoother road surface for motorists.

The project started on Monday) and is programmed to take place over eight days.

The improvements will be carried out between 8am and 5.30pm each day, with surfacing due to be completed by 5.30pm on Tuesday, 1 February, subject to weather conditions.

No works are programmed to take place this Sunday.

Temporary traffic lights with a 10mph convoy system will be in place during working hours to protect workers.

The convoy system will be removed out with working hours, however, due to the nature of the works the lights will be required to remain in place overnight.

Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East Unit Representative, said: “This £360,000 investment from Transport Scotland will greatly improve and strengthen this section of the A95 near Aviemore.

“The traffic management is essential to ensure the safety of both roadworkers and motorists. Regrettably there will be some delays but our teams will do all they can to complete the scheme as safely and quickly as possible.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these works on the A95.

"We encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date traffic information.”

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or via the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.

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