A92 winter maintenance programme under way

BEAR Scotland has started its winter maintenance programme on the A92.BEAR Scotland has started its winter maintenance programme on the A92.
BEAR Scotland has started its winter maintenance programme on the A92.
The winter maintenance service on the A92 between Arbroath and Dundee is now under way and will last until May 19 next year.

BEAR Scotland’s experienced winter maintenance team will work around the clock to analyse detailed forecasts and actual weather information from roadside weather sensors to ensure that treatment is carried out at the most appropriate times.

Precautionary salting will be carried out in advance of freezing conditions and Resources will be available around-the-clock to provide this service, with each treatment being completed within a maximum of two hours from start to finish.

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Weather conditions can change suddenly and where unexpected conditions arise, reactive salt treatments will take place. During snow or freezing rain, resources will be deployed continuously until the road is clear and the weather abates.

Precautionary salting and snow clearing will be carried out Mondays to Saturdays (except December 26 and January 2) 6am to 6pm and Sundays (except December 25 and January 1) 8am to 4pm

Road users are urged to consider road surface conditions when planning journeys during periods of adverse winter weather.

David Wright, BEAR Scotland’s Winter Manager for the A92, said: "We place a real emphasis on prevention and our winter maintenance team work around the clock to ensure surfaces are treated before the worst of the weather hits.

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“However, motorists must also play their part by being fully prepared for winter. This includes ensuring their vehicle is well maintained, that they pay close attention to local and national media and information websites to help plan journeys.”

”The Traffic Scotland website offers up to date information about Scotland’s roads and motorists should always try to plan ahead where possible, especially if unfavourable winter weather conditions are forecast.”

For day to day issues, enquiries, or to report any defects on the A92 between Dundee and Arbroath please contact BEAR Scotland on 0800 028 9843.

For further information about winter maintenance in the rest of the Dundee City and Angus areas please visit the Councils’ websites at:

www.dundeecity.gov.uk/winterweather & www.angus.gov.uk/wintermaintenance