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A83 SOUTH OF CLACHAN

From : 22nd October 2017

To : 17th November 2017

Posted : 19th October 2017

£700,000 OVERNIGHT SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS

A83 South of Clachan 

Overnight works begin Sunday 22 October for twenty nights

 

Motorists using the A83 are soon to benefit from an improved road surface as works are planned at a section of the route south of Clachan later this month. 

The resurfacing works will upgrade a section of the route just over two kilometres in length and also help ensure the A83 continues to function safely as well as provide a smoother and safer journey for road users.

The resurfacing will be undertaken from 22 October for approximately 20 nights between the hours of 9.15pm and 5am each night, in an effort to minimise disruption to motorists utilising the A83 trunk road. Out with these working hours traffic management will be removed, however a temporary 30mph speed limit will remain in place, as traffic will be travelling over a temporary surface.

As there is no alternative diversion route, access will be maintained via amnesties, allowing all waiting vehicles to pass through the site at 10pm, 12 midnight, 2am and 4am. These have been timed with consideration to bus and ferry services, in an effort to minimise disruption. Emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times.

The improvements have been planned following consultation with the local authority, Transport Scotland, travel operators, local businesses and residents.

Commenting on the improvements, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “The scheme planned at south of Clachan will improve the road surface for motorists of the A83, creating a much safer and smoother journey.  

“We’ve planned the resurfacing to take place overnight to reduce the impact to motorists, and have taken steps to avoid working on the busier Friday and Saturday nights to further limit disruption.

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

“We would encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance, allowing extra and checking the Traffic Scotland website before setting off.”

Real-time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland at www.trafficscotland.org and twitter @trafficscotland.

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