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A85 CONNEL VILLAGE

From : 4th February 2018

To : 15th February 2018

Posted : 19th January 2018

Wednesday 14 February

**UPDATE - ONGOING CONNEL VILLAGE SURFACING WORKS PLANNED TO TAKE PLACE FOR A FURTHER NIGHT**

 

Further adverse weather conditions this week have meant that the ongoing resurfacing improvements on the A85 at Connel Village have been extended for a further night tonight (Wednesday). Works will take place overnight tonight, Wednesday, between 7pm and 7am, weather permitting.

Traffic management will remain the same as before with a road closure in place for safety during working hours.  During these times traffic will be stacked at either end of the closure then escorted through the works at approximately hourly intervals or when it is safe to do so. Signed diversions will also be in place via the A816, A83 and A819, or via the A828, A82 and A85.

We encourage all road users to plan their joruneys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website – www.trafficscotland.org – for up to date journey information.

 

 

Monday 12 February

**UPDATE - ONGOING CONNEL VILLAGE WORKS EXTENDED EXTRA NIGHT**

- Extra night of work to take place on Tuesday 13 February due to adverse weather conditions 

Ongoing resurfacing improvements on the A85 at Connel Village were cancelled last night (Sunday) due to adverse weather conditions, however are planned to go ahead tonight (Monday) between 7pm and 7am as programmed.

Works will now also take place tomorrow night (Tuesday) from 7pm to 7am to allow teams to complete the surfacing project, weather permitting.

Traffic management will remain the same as before with a road closure in place for safety during working hours.  During these times traffic will be stacked at either end of the closure then escorted through the works at approximately hourly intervals or when it is safe to do so. Signed diversions will also be in place via the A816, A83 and A819, or via the A828, A82 and A85.

We encourage all road users to plan their joruneys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website – www.trafficscotland.org – for up to date journey information.

 

 

 

Thursday 8 February

**UPDATE: A85 CONNEL VILLAGE OVERNIGHT RESURFACING WORKS EXTENDED BY TWO NIGHTS**

•         No works planned for tonight, Thursday 8 February, due to forecast heavy rains

•         Works will now take place overnight on Sunday 11 and Monday 12 February, 7pm to 7am, weather permitting.

 

The ongoing A85 Connel Village resurfacing works have been extended by two nights next week due to adverse weather delaying the programme.

Heavy rain and sub-zero temperatures overnight earlier this week have hampered progress when laying hot resurfacing materials during the night, meaning works have been extended for a further two nights.  

Works have also been cancelled tonight, Thursday 8 February, due to predicted heavy rain fall which can affect the quality of surface materials.  The A85 will instead remain open overnight tonight, with teams returning to site from Sunday night for a further two nights should weather conditions allow works to continue.  

Traffic management will be the same as outlined below, with overnight road closures in place for safety. During these times traffic will be stacked at either end of the closure then escorted through the works at approximately hourly intervals or when it is safe to do so. Therefore some delay to journeys should be expected. Signed diversions will also be in place via the A816, A83 and A819, or via the A828, A82 and A85.

All relevant stakeholders have been updated of the changes to programme.

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

 

 

 

** UPDATE: A85 CONNEL VILLAGE OVERNIGHT RESURFACING WORKS BROUGHT FORWARD TO START SUNDAY 4 FEBRUARY **

 

Please be advised that the £150,000 overnight resurfacing works on the A85 Connel Village, outlined in the release below, have been accelerated in the programme by a week to start on Sunday 4 February.  The works will last for five nights finishing at 7am on Friday 9 February.

The project has been brought forward due to a window of availability in our contractor’s programme, allowing teams to address the deteriorating carriageway sooner than originally outlined.

The works have been reviewed and revised following the severe impact of adverse winter weather with the freeze and thaw cycle causing the road surface to break up in some sections, deteriorating sooner than anticipated.  The project, now set to start on Sunday night for five nights, will allow teams to resurface a 900m section of the road and create a smoother and safer surface.

Traffic management will remain the same as outlined below, with works carried out in two phases, working either side of the A828 junction between 7pm and 7am each night, weather permitting.   Road closures will be in place for safety each night during working hours.   During these times traffic will be stacked at either end of the closure then escorted through the works at approximately hourly intervals or when it is safe to do so. Therefore some delay to journeys should be expected. Signed diversions will also be in place via the A816, A83 and A819, or via the A828, A82 and A85. 

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “We’re doing everything we can to carry out repairs quickly on the sections of the network which have deteriorated following the harsh weather.   The cold conditions have had a profound impact on the surface of some sections of the road, which is why we have brought forward these resurfacing repairs in our programme at Connel. 

“Overnight road closures are required so teams can safely complete the resurfacing work, however teams will work to carry out the project as quickly and safely as they can.  Some noisy operations may occur on Sunday and Monday nights when the deteriorated road surface is being removed, however we will do all we can to keep any disruption to a minimum.  

“We encourage road users to plan ahead by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date journey information.”

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

 

 

£150,000 OVERNIGHT RESURFACING WORKS

A85 Connel Village

Overnight works to begin on Sunday 11 February for four nights

Overnight road closures required for safety

 

Motorists using the A85 which passes through Connel village are to benefit from an improved road surface as £150,000 worth of resurfacing works are set to be carried out in February. 

The works have been brought forward in the programme after parts of the route began to deteriorate following harsh winter weather.  

Works to the 800m section of the A85 will begin on Sunday 11 February and are expected to take up to four nights to complete. The works will be carried out in two phases either side of the A828 junction between 7pm and 7am each night weather permitting. 

Due to the restricted width of the A85 at this location a road closure is required to ensure the safety of road workers as well as the travelling public.  The A85 through Connel will therefore be closed in both directions each night from 7pm to 7am over the extents of the works. During these times traffic will be stacked at either end of the closure then escorted through the works on approximately hourly intervals or when it is safe to do so, therefore some delay to journeys should be expected. Signed diversions will also be in place via the A816, A83 and A819, or via the A828, A82 and A85. 

Access to properties within the closure and for local bus services will also be maintained when safe to do so. Emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times. The road will be fully open during the day. 

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “The freeze and thaw cycle this winter has had a huge impact on this section of the A85, causing it to deteriorate quickly over the festive period and we have therefore brought forward this resurfacing in our programme.  These essential repair works will create a smoother and safer road surface.

 “Road closures are required each night to ensure both our teams and motorists are kept safe during the works, however we will do all we can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible. We appreciate that there will be some disruption to residents in Connel and ask for their forbearance while the works are ongoing.

“We would also 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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