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North West Unit Road Improvements 2019 Programme Underway19 Apr 2019

BEAR Scotland’s new programme of planned road improvement works across the 883 miles of trunk roads in the North West Unit is now available to view in an interactive map here

 Some 149 locations are set to be addressed in the £19M resurfacing programme  that is now underway across trunk roads in the North West of Scotland.  The programme outlines locations, dates, timings and expected traffic management plans for each project.

The programme also includes footway upgrades, barrier improvements, drainage installations and any other projects designed to upgrade or improve the trunk road network.   The projects will help ensure the safety and future serviceability of the network. 

Motorists and the local community should be assured that the BEAR Scotland team will strive to carry out the programme of road improvements as quickly and as safely as possible to minimise disruption, although the programme may be subject to change through our consultation process or due to weather.

To ensure the safety of both the workforce and road users some of the works will sometimes require road closures and diversions and steps will also be taken to ensure relevant consultations are carried out and the public are kept up to date regarding all developments. 

BEAR Scotland and Transport Scotland would like to thank local communities in advance for their patience and understanding throughout the implementation of these essential works.

To learn more about the 'freeze and thaw' cycle and its impact on road surfaces, visit our information page here. 

Should you require any further information about the proposed works, please do not hesitate to contact the team by email at 


If you would like to report a specific trunk road defect you can do so via Transport Scotland’s Freephone Customer Care number, 0800 028 1414 or through BEAR Scotland’s online report a defect portal.

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