Cherrybank road remediation works progressing

Remediation road works in the Cherrybank/Glasgow Road area of Perth began on Monday 18 March 2019, and have been progressing well, with the bulk of works due to be completed by mid-May 2019, ahead of schedule, with the traffic signals at the Oakbank Place junction due to go live on 14 May 2019.

As part of the overall project, the Council had planned to reshape the road at the Necessity Brae junction to fit with the traffic signal layout. In the course of the works to date, an entirely unforeseen issue has been identified - the road surface in some areas of this junction is not deep  enough to allow these works to be done as planned without first excavating and rebuilding the road.

Carrying out these works will require 24-hour, three-way traffic signals to be put in place for two weeks at the Necessity Brae junction, as well as some restrictions on vehicles turning. These traffic management measures would clearly lead to a significantly greater level of disruption than we had initially planned and prepared for, particularly if carried out at the present time.

Therefore, while the Council is keen to see the project fully completed as soon as possible, the works on the Necessity Brae junction have been deferred until the Summer school holidays are underway, at which point traffic levels drop off significantly and disruption to the area should also be reduced. These works are programmed to begin on  1 July 2019, and are anticipated to take around two weeks to complete. In the meantime, the Necessity Brae junction will remain as a mini-roundabout.