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A82 GLENCOE VILLAGE

From : 18th June 2017

To : 23rd June 2017

Posted : 14th June 2017

£225,000 OVERNIGHT SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS

A82 Glencoe Village

Works begin Sunday 18 June for five nights

A82 to remain open to light vehicles overnight, with HGVs and vehicles over 2.6m wide diverted

Height restriction of 13’ 9” on HGV diversion route

 

Overnight improvements to over a kilometre of the A82 through Glencoe village are set to get underway later this month.

The works involve resurfacing the road through the village to create a smoother and safer journey for road users, and removing defects in the road surface.  

The improvements are planned to take place overnight from Sunday 18 June for up to five nights.  The works will take place each night from 7pm until 7am, with the works expected to finish by 7am on Friday 23 June.  

The A82 will remain open to the majority of vehicles throughout the overnight improvements, although Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) and vehicles over 2.6m wide will need to be diverted due to the restricted road widths through Glencoe Village.  To ensure the safety of road workers and road users temporary traffic signals and a 10mph convoy system will be in operation during working hours. Traffic management will be removed outwith working hours to keep disruption to a minimum, although a speed restriction of 30mph will remain in place as traffic will be running on a temporary surface.

A signed diversion route will be in place for HGVs via the A85 Connel and A828 Ballachulish during the overnight works.  Note that a height restriction of 13’ 9’’ (4.2m) is in place on Connel Bridge on this diversion route, therefore any HGVs in excess of this height restriction will instead be held on either side of the works area at Glencoe Village until safe access through the area can be arranged, however this will depend on the nature of the works at the time.   Arrangements have been made for local bus services to pass through the site during working hours.

Consultation has been carried out with local businesses, the local authority, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) and Emergency Services to inform them of the works and make them aware of the traffic management that will be in place each night. 

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “These improvements through Glencoe Village will help create a new smooth road surface, repairing any cracks or defects in the road. 

“We’ve taken steps to minimise disruption as much as possible during this scheme, including scheduling the works to take place overnight and avoiding working on Friday or Saturday nights.

“We’ve also arranged the traffic management to allow the A82 to remain open to light vehicles. We’ve also noted the service bus times and will make sure that arrangements are on site to ensure the buses can safely pass through the improvements with minimal disruption.

“Unfortunately there will be a diversion for HGVs and wider vehicles only and we’ve reached out to hauliers and the RHA to make them aware of the overnight restrictions. 

“The traffic management is essential to keep our teams as well as road users safe, and we thank motorists for their patience in advance while we work to complete the resurfacing as quickly and safely as possible.

“We would encourage motorists to allow some extra time and plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date information.”

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

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