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Driving from Forres across Moray: Delays on A96 while Lhanbryde/Fochabers cycle path built

By Alistair Whitfield

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Work is scheduled to start today on a new £195,000 cycle and foot path besides the A96 between Lhanbryde and Fochabers.

The A96 between Lhanbyde and Fochabers. Image courtesy of GoogleMaps.
The A96 between Lhanbyde and Fochabers. Image courtesy of GoogleMaps.

It is expected that the 6ft-wide route, which will stretch for just under half a mile, is going to take about four months to complete.

The majority of the work is planned between Mondays and Fridays, however some weekend working will be required.

Traffic lights and a 30mph speed limit will be in place during working hours.

Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North East representative, said: "We’re pleased to see this active travel project get under way on the A96 east of Lhanbryde.

"This investment from Transport Scotland will provide the local community with a safer active travel link from the village towards Threaplands Café and Garden Centre, which we hope will encourage more journeys on foot and by cycle.

"The traffic management is essential to keep the workforce and road users safe during this project.

"We’ve planned works to take place overnight as well as outwith peak hours and have arranged for the traffic management to be removed when work is not being carried out to ensure minimum disruption to road users.

"We would like to thank motorists in advance for their patience during this project and advise them to plan ahead by checking Traffic Scotland for up to date journey information and leave some extra time to reach their destination."

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