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THREE LOCATIONS ON A84 AND A85

From : 14th August 2017

To : 23rd August 2017

Posted : 7th August 2017

£200,000 SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS

Three locations on A84 and A85

Works begin Monday 14 August

 

Road surfacing improvements are planned for two locations on the A84 between Callander and Lochearnhead and at one location on the A85 just north of Lochearnhead starting later this month.

The improvements will address defects in the road surface to create a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

The three schemes are programmed to take place as follows:

 

A84 Strathyre Forest Cabins north of Kilmahog – Monday 14 to Wednesday 16 August, 7am to 7pm

o Improvements are planned for a 600m stretch of the A84. The A84 will remain open during the works, however to keep roadworkers as well as motorists safe a 10mph day-time convoy will be in place during working hours.  This will be removed overnight however a 30mph temporary speed limit will remain in place.

 

A84 Strathyre – Thursday 17 to Friday 18 August, 7am to 7pm

o Surfacing within Strathyre will follow on Thursday 17 for two days.  A 10mph day-time convoy will again be used to keep everyone safe during the improvements.  This will be lifted outside of working hours to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.  

 

A85 North of Lochearnhead – Sunday 20 August for three nights, 9pm to 7am

o Overnight road closures are required on the A85 due to the limited road widths available just north of Lochearnhead so teams can safely complete the improvements.     The road will be closed each night between 9pm to 7am for three nights, and a signed diversion route in place via the A84, A81, A811, A82, before re-joining the A85 at Crianlarich. This will be the only suitable route for HGV traffic. Local access will be maintained, however, only when it is safe to do so.   Outwith working hours all traffic management will be removed however a 30mph speed restriction will be in place as motorists will be travelling on a temporary road surface.

 

Consultation has been carried out with the Emergency Services, Local Authority, travel operators and residents to make them aware of the improvements and inform them of the traffic management arrangements in place.

Commenting on the improvements, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “These three sets of resurfacing improvements will upgrade these sections of the A84 and A85, greatly improving the ride quality and safety for road users.

“We’ve planned the schemes to take place to minimise disruption as much as possible, such as scheduling the work north of Lochearnhead overnight to limit impact to motorists.  

“Our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible.   

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance and would also encourage them to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information.”  

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

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