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A83 BUTTERBRIDGE

From : 27th July 2020

To : 14th August 2020

Posted : 28th July 2020

 

New £30,000 road safety project on A83 at Butterbridge near the Rest and be Thankful underway

 

The first phase of a project to install road safety barriers along the A83 at Butterbridge, north of the Rest and be Thankful, is underway this week.

The £30,000 project will see approximately 300m of new safety barrier installed and connected to the existing barriers in line with the bridge. The project has been designed to provide a safer journey for road users and is part of continuing investment in road safety on the A83 by Transport Scotland.

The project began on Monday 27 July and will take place between 7am and 7pm each day with work expected to take up to three weeks to complete.  No work will take place at weekends.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists, temporary traffic lights and a 30mph speed limit will be in place during working hours.

The second phase of the project will take place next year which will involve teams carrying out drainage improvements and installing further road safety barriers.

Strict physical distancing protocols will be in place to ensure all site personnel remain safe once the project gets underway. 

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “Road safety is a top priority for both BEAR Scotland and Transport Scotland, and this project on the A83 at Butterbridge is part of our commitment to improving road safety on the trunk road network.

“We’ve changed our ways of working to ensure all staff and the local community are kept safe at all times during the current Covid-19 pandemic, and all personnel will be subject to strict physical distancing protocols in line with Scottish Government guidance. 

“The temporary traffic lights are essential for the protection of our workforce as well as motorists. Due to the nature of the works at certain points it will be necessary to keep the traffic management in place outwith working hours for safety, however our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out this essential road safety project on the A83.”

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

 

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