From : 19th March 2017
To : 24th March 2017
Posted : 17th March 2017
£176,000 SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS
Three locations on A82 near Fort Augustus and Fort William
Overnight works start Sunday 19 March for five nights
Road users of the A82 are to benefit from over £175,000 of road improvements as works to repair and resurface three sections of the route are set to get underway from Sunday night.
The resurfacing will address areas of the route that have deteriorated badly over the winter period. The works will create a smoother, safer road surface for motorists at these locations.
The overnight programme has been scheduled to take place as follows:
• Sunday 19 and Monday 20 March, 7pm to 7am - A82 south of junction for Ardachy House and A82 at Fort Augustus
During the first phase two locations will be resurfaced at the same time over two nights - a section 2km south of Fort Augustus and a section just north of the Fort Augustus swing bridge in the village. To keep roadworkers as well as motorists safe during these works, the A82 will be closed between Invergarry and Invermoriston on both nights from 7pm until 7am with a diversion in place via the A87 and A887. Emergency services will have access at all times during the works. Access will also be maintained for local residents on an approximate hourly basis or when it is safe to be escorted through the work sites. Outside of working hours the A82 will be open although a 30mph speed limit will be in place at both locations as traffic will be running on a temporary surface until the resurfacing is completed.
• Tuesday 21 March to Thursday 23 March, 7pm to 7am – A82 south of Fort William at Druimarbin
The second phase of the works will take place overnight for three on completion of the first phase. The A82 will remain open throughout this phase, however a 10mph convoy system will be in place to keep roadworkers and motorists safe. This will be lifted outside of working hours although a 30mph temporary speed limit will be in place during the daytime as traffic will be running over a temporary surface.
Commenting on the resurfacing works, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “We’ve had to bring forward these sections of the A82 in our roadworks programme for urgent attention after the road surface has started to deteriorate following the winter weather. These surfacing improvements will leave them in a much smoother and safer condition for motorists.
“Resurfacing at the first two locations will be carried out at the same time under a two-night closure of the A82 so we can complete them as quickly as possible and minimise any disruption to road users. All the schemes have been planned to take place overnight when traffic flows are quieter. Our teams will do all they can to reduce any impact to motorists.
“We thank motorists for their patience in advance and encourage motorists to plan their journeys by using the Traffic Scotland website for up to date journey information and leave some extra time to reach their destination.”
Real-time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org or twitter @trafficscotland.
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