Work to begin on the Upperboat Overbridge

BEAR Scotland
BEAR Scotland

Maintenance improvements worth £80,000 are scheduled to take place on the Upperboat Overbridge at Inverurie next week.

The overbridge carries St James Place over the A96 and the works are designed to enhance the safety of structure.

The improvements involve upgrading the existing safety barriers and bridge parapets to current standards.

The works are expected to take up to four weeks to complete, with improvements starting on the overbridge on Monday (January 23).

For the safety of roadworkers and road users, temporary traffic lights will be in place during the works.

The A96 will be unaffected during the improvements.

Andy Thompson, BEAR Scotland’s North East Representative, said: “These essential maintenance works will help ensure the Upperboat Overbridge continues to remain in a safe working standard for years to come.

“The works will take place on the local road, St James Place, meaning the A96 is unaffected during the improvements to Upperboat Overbridge, however we’ve planned the scheme to ensure a lane will remain in use on the bridge throughout the improvements.

“Our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible however we would encourage road users to leave extra time for their journeys.”

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