Essential resurfacing work to take place on the C56M Suie

Aberdeenshire Council will be carrying out essential resurfacing works on the C56M Suie Hill road, from Suie Car Park southwards to ‘Denburn’.

Friday, 28th August 2020, 9:26 am
Updated Friday, 28th August 2020, 9:30 am
The work is programmed to take up to five weeks

The work is programmed to take up to five weeks, commencing Monday, August 31, and will involve carriageway widening over an area of approximately 5000 square metres.

In order to protect the safety of road users and the workforce on site, the C56M will be closed Monday to Friday, and also on weekends, for the duration of the five-week closure.

Work will be carried out in accordance with COVID-19 regulations, with Safe Systems of Work put in place. Pedestrian access and access for emergency vehicles will be maintained. Access to Suie carpark will remain open from the North side (Clatt/Kennethmont side).

Diversion routes will be signed via C56M Denburn Lodge - A944 Bridge of Alford – A97 Rhynie –C75S Clatt – C56M Suie Carpark and vice versa

The works form part of the council’s annual Road Maintenance Programme 2020/21, and are partially funded by the Scottish Government’s Strategic Timber Transport Scheme (STTS), which provides support for key timber haulage routes.

Approximately 1800 tonnes of new asphalt material will be machine-laid, which represents a considerable investment in the road.

Martin Leiper, Roads Engineer for the Marr North area, said: “This work is essential to ensure the road remains fit for purpose and safe for all road users.”

“We appreciate that the five-week closure is extensive, and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. However, we must ensure that all work is carried out safely and in accordance with COVID-19 regulations. We will do everything possible to ensure that the work is carried out in the shortest possible timescale.”