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From : 6th March 2018

To : 31st May 2018

Posted : 6th March 2018

Milestone reached in A835 £1.1M Leckmelm culvert replacement project as temporary bridge opens to road users


The first milestone has been reached on the A835 culvert replacement scheme with the opening of a temporary bridge for traffic at Leckmelm Farm.

A new culvert is being constructed under the A835 near Leckmelm Farm following an investment of £1.1 million from Transport Scotland to address historic flooding issues on the trunk road.

Work to replace the culvert, which is located 3.5 miles south east of Ullapool, began in November last year. 

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

To allow the installation of the new culvert to take place, a temporary bridge and road diversion has been constructed next to the culvert, which will remain in place until the works have been completed later this year.

Temporary traffic lights will help to maintain traffic flows and a reduced speed limit of 30 mph will be in place for the safety of road workers and motorists.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “We are pleased that the scheme at Leckmelm Farm Culvert is progressing well, and the installation of the temporary bridge will help ensure that any disruption to motorists is kept to a minimum while we carry out the project.

“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.”

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