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A83 SURFACING PROJECTS

From : 19th July 2020

To : 14th August 2020

Posted : 15th July 2020

£415,000 Overnight Essential Surfacing Improvements Planned for four locations on A83

 

Project set to begin from Sunday 19 July for four weeks

 

·         Overnight road closures in place for safety, 8pm to 5am

 

 

Essential surfacing improvements across four locations on the A83 are set to get underway from Sunday 19 July for four weeks.

The project will see over 2.6km of road resurfaced on the A83 between Whitehouse and Bellochantuy, ensuring it remains in a safe and reliable condition.

The overnight project is set to begin on Sunday 19 July and is expected to take up to four weeks to complete. The surfacing improvements will take place between 8pm and 5am with all work scheduled to be completed by Friday 14 August. No works are programmed to take place on Friday or Saturday nights.

The project is programmed as follows:

·         A83 north of Bellochantuy – Sunday 19 July to Sunday 26 July (six nights)

·         A83 Ballochroy – Monday 27 July to Thursday 30 July (four nights)

·         A83 Kilchenzie – Sunday 2 August to Thursday 6 August (five nights)

·         A83 south of Whitehouse – Sunday 9 August to Thursday 13 August (five nights)

Due to the narrow carriageway widths at each location, work will be undertaken using a full road closure for safety.  As there is no suitable diversion route available, amnesties will be provided at 9pm, 10pm, 12am, 2am and 4am each night. During these times vehicles will be safely escorted through the site under a 10mph convoy traffic management system. Emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times.

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government guidance, will be in place to ensure all site personnel remain safe once the project gets underway.  New safe operation procedures and risk assessments have also been developed to ensure teams are kept safe throughout the project. 

This A83 will remain open during the daytime to keep disruption to a minimum, however, to ensure the safety of motorists a speed restriction of 30mph will remain in place as traffic will be running on a temporary surface.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “These surfacing projects across these four locations on the A83 will help address any defects and greatly improve the road surface for motorists. 

“We need to close the road overnight to ensure both our teams as well as road users are kept safe during the project, however we’ve arranged for the project to take place overnight and are avoiding working at weekends to minimise disruption as much as we can.  We’ve also arranged for amnesties to be in place to allow for traffic to safely pass through the work sites at set times to further limit any impact. 

“We’ve changed our ways of working to ensure all staff and the local community are kept safe at all times, and all personnel will be subject to strict physical distancing protocols in line with Scottish Government guidance.  Thorough risk assessments have been developed and cleansing stations will be implemented on site to ensure all staff remain safe.

“Our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as they can, and we thank the local community and road users for their patience in advance while we complete these projects. We encourage motorists to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information.”

 

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.

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