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A830 GLENFINNAN

From : 24th September 2017

To : 17th October 2017

Posted : 21st September 2017

Friday 6 October

** UPDATE:  A830 GLENFINNAN OVERNIGHT IMPROVEMENTS EXTENDED BY TWO NIGHTS DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER **

Please be advised that the £375,000 surfacing improvements on the A830 at Glenfinnan, outlined in the release below, have been extended for two nights due to heavy rains affecting operations earlier in the week.   

Two additional nights of work will now take place on Sunday and Monday night (8 and 9 October) between 9pm and 6am, with works expected to finish by 6.30am on Tuesday morning.  Traffic management will remain the same as outlined below.  

No works will take place on Friday or on Saturday night.  

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “Heavy rain can have a significant impact on road materials during surfacing operations such as this, and although the weather is outwith our control, our teams will continue to do all they can to minimise disruption and complete the works as quickly and safely as possible.   We thank motorists for their continued patience while the surfacing improvements are completed at Glenfinnan.”

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org or twitter @trafficscotland.  

 

 

 

£375,000 OVERNIGHT SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS

A830 Glenfinnan (Visitors Centre)

Works start Sunday 24 September for two weeks

 

 

Motorists using the A830 at Glenfinnan will soon benefit from an improved road surface following the completion of resurfacing works programmed to start later this month.  

The £375,000 investment by Transport Scotland will see improvements to over a kilometre of the A830, creating a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

Resurfacing is due to start on Sunday 24 September and will take up to two weeks to complete. The improvement works are scheduled to take place between 8pm and 6am each night, with no works planned for Friday or Saturday nights.

A 10mph convoy will take place for an hour from 8pm until 9pm each night.  After this, a road closure will be required overnight from 9pm to 6am to ensure the safety of the workforce as well as motorists due to the restricted width of the A830 at Glenfinnan.  Local access will be maintained, with traffic allowed to pass through the site at midnight and 3am, or when it is safe to do so.

The closure and 10mph convoy system will be lifted outside of working hours, although a speed restriction of 30mph will remain in place during the day as traffic will be running on a temporary surface. 

Further west on the A830, works are progressing well during the replacement of Criche Bridge, approximately six miles west of the Glenfinnan Visitor Centre, with a major milestone reached last month when a temporary bridge was opened to road users.  The project is part of a £10M bridge replacement to upgrade eight bridges on the scenic A830.  

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West representative, said: “These essential works will improve the road surface at this section of the A830, benefiting road users for years to come, and mark the continued investment and latest development into upgrading the Road to the Isles.

“We’ve taken steps to limit the overall impact of these works by scheduling the improvements to take place overnight, and avoiding working on the busier Friday and Saturday nights.  

“Our teams will look to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible, however we would encourage motorists to plan their journeys ahead 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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