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From : 8th August 2017

To : 14th August 2017

Posted : 7th August 2017

Retexturing programme to get underway on A82, A85 and A828

Works start Tuesday 8 August for five days


Work begins this week at multiple locations on the A82, A85 and A828 trunk roads to carry out a programme of carriageway retexturing to restore skid-resistance on the road surface.

The work will see over 2km of carriageway retextured across five locations on the A82, A85 and A828.  The programme will involve using an innovative shot-blasting method where specialist machinery rapidly fires ball-bearings at the road surface to restore skid resistance at each location, helping to improve road safety at these sites.

The sites include:

A82 Letter Findlay 

A82 River Coe

A85 Stonefield

A85 Cruachan Visitor Centre

A828 south of Benderloch 

The work will begin on Tuesday 8 August for five days between 8am to 7pm each day.  Each scheme will take a day to complete.  

The roads will remain open throughout the improvements, however to ensure the safety of road workers and road users, a stop-go traffic management system will be in operation during working hours.  

Commenting on the improvements, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “We work hard to maintain the routes we manage to the highest possible standards and these works form part of a wider retexturing programme we are carrying out on trunk roads in the North West. 

“This innovative technique will allow us to restore skid resistance to the carriageway, prolonging the life of the road, with minimum disruption to road users.

“We encourage road users to follow any traffic management arrangements that are in place for their safety, and also to check Traffic Scotland for journey planning information.”  

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

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