Details of the number of times the road (the A90) under Low Carse flyover has been re-surfaced (or any work done to repair the road surface), in both directions, during last 10 years and dates of same works/repairs.
Details of the number of times the height of the flyover/bridge has been measured (date, method used to measure, confirmation of where the measurement is recorded and whether the measurement prompted any change of signage) and what those recorded measurements were during the last 10 years.
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1. The number of times the road (the A90) under Low Carse flyover has been resurfaced (or any work done to repair the road surface) in both directions?
Resurfacing/road repairs have been carried out 3 times under the bridge within this period, dates are shown in the following table –
2. Number of times the height of the flyover/bridge has been measured?
In the last 10 years the available height (headroom) under the bridge has been measured three times.
3. Confirmation of where the measurement is recorded.
The minimum headroom measurement is recorded within Transport Scotland’s Asset Management Performance System.
4. Did the measurement prompt any change of signage?
No, this did not result in a change of signage.
5. What were the recorded measurements (and dates and methods used to measure)?
1. The minimum headroom recorded at the Principal Inspection of 16/08/2013 was 5.12m and this was measured using laser distometer and was located above the northbound carriageway.
2. At the subsequent Principal Inspection of 17/10/2019 the minimum headroom was 5.13m and this was again measured using laser distometer.
3. On 28/03/23, immediately following the most recent bridge strike, headroom measurements were taken using laser distometer above the southbound carriageway (side of bridge strike) and the minimum of the readings was 5.265m.
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