Amey has begun investigating flooding issues on the A90 just south of the Swallow Roundabout near Invergowrie.
Both sides of the carriageway at the section next to the BP garage have been hit with ongoing flooding – even in dry spells – since November catching many drivers unaware.
Drainage investigations began on Sunday, January 14 and will continue until Friday, January 19 under a series of rolling lane closures on each carriageway between 7.30pm and 6.30am each night.
A Perth and Kinross councillor has been raising the issue for several weeks and is hopeful the issue might now be resolved.
Bailie Alasdair Bailey said: “The flooding has been present on the carriageway since November. What’s strange is that there is often still a substantial amount of flowing water there a number of days after rainfall so I’m reassured to hear that Amey are working with the water company to investigate where it’s coming from.
“It’s quite a surprise to hit that amount of water on a major road on a dry day so hopefully a fix is made soon.”
Flood warning signs have been put in place and last week Amey installed a 50mph speed limit on both sides of the carriageway at the affected section. There were safety concerns about the flooding catching drivers unawares particularly after a dry spell of weather.
Amey delivers engineering design and operational delivery services for Scotland’s North East Trunk Roads Network on behalf of Transport Scotland and is responsible for maintaining this section of the A90.
A spokesperson for Amey said: “Amey is undertaking drainage investigations into flooding issues on the A90 carriageway near Swallow Roundabout at Dundee between Sunday, January 14 and Friday, January 19.
“The drainage investigations will take place on the A90 northbound approach to Swallow Roundabout and the southbound carriageway from Swallow Roundabout to the BP Garage.
“To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists, the investigations will take place under a series of rolling lane closures on each carriageway, as work progresses, between 7.30pm to 6.30am each night.
“The investigations are scheduled to be completed by 6.30am on Friday 19th January.
“Please note, all schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable.”
Bailie Alasdair Bailey is pleased investigations are now being carried out amidst fears the water may turn to ice.
The Labour Carse of Gowrie councillor said: “I’m pleased to hear that investigation works are now underway and that the concerns of local residents and those who drive through the area have been heard by Amey. Hopefully the issue can be resolved quickly because the water can freeze onto the road in this colder weather.”
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