A90 motorists to face special speed cameras
Motorists will face special speed cameras when £14 million road works get under way on the A90 between Dundee and Perth next week.
The Tele can reveal that cameras, which calculate how fast motorists are travelling between two points rather than at a fixed point, will be installed.
Road works will be in place on the dual carriageway for 12 months as grade-separated junctions are created at Kinfauns and Glendoick.
Those behind the implementation of “average speed” cameras claim they will provide a safety boost.
A spokeswoman for Transport Scotland said, “The move will ensure drivers keep to a consistently safe speed as they pass through the five-mile stretch and has been backed by Tayside Safety Camera Partnership. The cameras will stop drivers braking for a camera then speeding up, because they record the average speed.”
Transport Scotland is the agency responsible for the works, which will be carried out by Balfour Beatty.
As well as the two new junctions, similar to those at Inchmichael and Inchture, the scheme will also involve the closure of 16 gaps in the central reservation between the Friarton Bridge and Inchmichael.
Throughout the year of works, lane closures are not anticipated during the day.
David Farmer, of the Tayside Safety Camera Partnership, said he was delighted to back the implementation of average speed cameras for the first time in the East of Scotland.
He added, “We will work closely with Transport Scotland by enforcing the speed limit of 40mph.”