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A82 TULLA COTTAGE

From : 7th May 2017

To : 23rd May 2017

Posted : 4th May 2017

OVERNIGHT SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS

A82 Tulla Cottage 

Works begin on Sunday 7 May for twelve nights

Overnight road closures in place for safety

Height restrictions in place on diversion routes for vehicles over 13’ 9” (4.2m)

 

 

Motorists using the A82 at Tulla Cottage will benefit from an improved road surface as resurfacing works are set to be carried out later this month.

The resurfacing improvements on a 1km section of the A82 just south of Tulla Viewpoint layby will involve strengthening and resurfacing the road to make it more durable and resilient, as well as providing a smoother and safer road for road users. 

The project will begin on Sunday 7 May, from 9pm to 7am, and will last for twelve nights avoiding working on the busier Friday or Saturday nights.   

Due to the restricted width of the A82 at this location a road closure is required to ensure the safety of roadworkers as well as the travelling public. The A82 will be closed each night through Tulla Cottage from 9pm to 7am, with a diversion in place for trunk road traffic via the A85 at Connel and A828 Ballachulish. The road will be open as normal during the day.

Unfortunately a height restriction is in place on the diversion route for vehicles over 13’ 9” (4.2m) at the A828 Connel Bridge, and drivers of high sided vehicles are encouraged to find an alternative route during working hours.  Alternatively, vehicles in excess of the height restriction can travel along the A82 to Tulla Cottage where they, along with motorists requiring local access only, will be stacked and escorted through the work site only when it is safe to do so.   

Emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times, and local access only will be maintained when it is safe to pass through the work area.  

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “The resurfacing improvements will help address the defects on this section of the A82 and greatly improve the surface for motorists.  

“We’ve planned the works to take place overnight and are avoiding working at the weekends to limit the impact on residents and motorists.  

“We’ve carried out consultation with all relevant stakeholders to inform them of our plans, and we’ve taken their feedback into account during the planning stages of this scheme.  

“Unfortunately the height restriction on the diversion will affect any vehicle above 13’ 9” (4.2m) and we would therefore encourage all motorists to plan ahead should they intend to travel during the stated working hours.

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

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org or twitter @trafficscotland.

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