CCOMMUTERS using the A84 between Callander and Doune are being urged to plan ahead with roadworks starting next week.

Surfacing improvements will take place along a 1km stretch, starting on Monday, February 3, with a convoy system in place.

It is expected the works will take up to five days to complete, carried out between 7am and 7pm each day and finishing by the evening of Friday, February 7.

The road will remain open, but a 10mph convoy system will be in place to keep everyone safe.

A 30mph speed restriction will be in place outwith working hours as traffic will be travelling over a temporary surface.

Trunk road maintenance company BEAR Scotland says the £120,000 investment from Transport Scotland will create a safer and smoother journey for motorists.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s north west representative, said: “This essential £120,000 surfacing project will upgrade the existing road surface, greatly improving the quality and safety for road users.

“We’ve taken steps to minimise disruption by scheduling the project to avoid working at the weekend and our teams will do all they can to finish the project as quickly and safely as possible.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance and would also encourage them to plan their journeys ahead by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information.”