Winter maintenance service starts on A92

The eight-month winter maintenance programme for the A92 between Arbroath and Dundee got under way on Monday.

Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 11:00am
Winter maintenance service starts on A92
The winter maintenance service will continue until May 20 next year.

Carried out by BEAR Scotland, the service will operate until Friday, May 20 next year.

The company said its 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 to prevent ice forming on the road surface. Resources will be available 24 hours a day to provide this service and each treatment will be completed within a maximum of two hours from start to finish.

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

David Wright, BEAR Scotland’s Winter Manager for the A92, said: “We place a real emphasis on prevention at BEAR Scotland and our winter maintenance team work around the clock to ensure surfaces are treated before the worst of the weather hits. During snow or freezing rain, our resources will be deployed continuously until the road is clear.

“We remind members of the public to play their part this winter and ensure their vehicles are well maintained, pay close attention to local and national media and information websites to help plan journeys during inclement weather, and that they carry equipment to help themselves should conditions deteriorate.”

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.

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

This website and its associated newspaper are members of Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO).
© 2023 National World Publishing Ltd.