From : 14th February 2017
To : 24th March 2017
Posted : 15th February 2017
£226,000 Rock slope improvements
A82 north of Drumnadrochit
Works started Tuesday 14 February for six weeks
A project to stabilise a section of a rock slope opposite Loch Ness on the A82 approximately three miles north of Drumnadrochit is now underway.
The £226,000 investment from Transport Scotland will involve removing sections of the rock face close to the roadside and installing specialist netting and bolts across the rock to secure and stabilise the slope face.
The project started on Tuesday 14 February and is expected to take up to six weeks to complete. The improvements will be carried out between 8am and 5pm each day Monday to Saturdays, with no work taking place on Sundays. To keep roadworkers as well as motorists safe during the project a 10mph convoy system will be in operation, however this will be lifted outside of working hours with temporary traffic lights in place instead.
Consultation for the rock slope stabilisation works has taken place with stakeholders including the local authority, transport operators and local businesses to make them aware of the planned improvements.
Commenting on the project, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s Representative for the North West, said: “This latest investment to the A82 will help increase road safety by removing part of the rock slope next to the road side. As a further safety measure the slope will also be secured with wire netting to prevent any debris reaching the carriageway.
“The traffic management is necessary to keep everyone safe during works, however the teams will look to complete it as quickly and safely as possible.
“We’d encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance and check the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information before setting off.”
Real-time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland at www.trafficscotland.org or twitter @trafficscotland.
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