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A835 LECKMELM

From : 6th November 2017

To : 1st April 2018

Posted : 3rd November 2017

NEW £1M PROJECT TO ADDRESS A835 FLOODING ISSUES ANNOUNCED

A835 Leckmelm Farm, three miles south east of Ullapool

Work starts Monday 6 November for up to six months

Temporary bridge built to ensure road remains open during project

 

A new culvert is to be built under the A835 near Leckmelm Farm following an investment of £1 million from Transport Scotland to address historic flooding issues on the trunk road.

Work to replace the existing culvert, which is located three miles south east of Ullapool, will begin on Monday 6 November for up to six months.

The new culvert will be a larger, box culvert design and will provide a significantly increased capacity for water flows, designed to last for over 120 years. 

To allow the installation of the new culvert to take place, a temporary bridge will be constructed with a temporary diversion road created next to the culvert.  Temporary traffic lights and a reduced speed limit of 30mph will be in place for the safety of road workers and motorists.  

The installation is being carried out during the autumn and winter months to avoid impacting the peak tourist season.

Commenting on the project, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This £1 million project will address historic flooding issues near Leckmelm Farm, helping to improve road safety during periods of heavy rain.   The investment is vital to ensure the A835 remains a safe, reliable route to Ullapool and the Outer Hebrides.  

“Our teams have designed the project to include a temporary bridge to be constructed next to the site, ensuring that the A835 remains open throughout this major project, helping to ensure disruption is minimised.  We’re also carrying out the installation during autumn and winter to avoid impacting on the tourist season in the spring and summer months.  

“We encourage all road users to follow any signs or traffic management that is in place for their own safety as well as that of our teams, and remind them to plan ahead and leave some extra time before they travel.”

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

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