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From : 15th April 2018

To : 20th April 2018

Posted : 6th April 2018


A85 Inveraray Junction

Overnight works begin Sunday 15 April for five nights

Overnight road closures in place for safety, 9pm to 7am


Motorists using the A85 are soon to benefit from an improved road surface as resurfacing works are planned on a section of the route adjacent to the A819 junction west of Dalmally. 

The resurfacing works will improve a section of the route 500m in length and will help ensure the A85 continues to function safely as well as provide a smoother journey for road users.

Resurfacing will be carried out between 9pm and 7am Sunday night to Friday morning with no works planned for the weekend. 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.

A diversion will be in place for traffic travelling between Tyndrum and Oban using the A82/A828 via Ballachulish and Connel with an estimated additional journey time of 50 minutes.  To help minimise disruption, traffic willing to wait will be stacked and escorted through the site at approximately 10pm, 1am and 4am each night when it is safe to do so. Arrangements will be in place to allow emergency response vehicles through as necessary.

Due to the location of the project, and for the safety of both road users and road workers, some minor restrictions will be in place at the A819 Inveraray junction, however the junction will remain open throughout the works.

Consultation has been carried out with all relevant stakeholders to inform them of the project and all possible measures have been taken to minimise any inconvenience.  

Commenting on the improvements, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “The scheme planned on the A85 adjacent to the A819 Inveraray junction will improve the road surface for motorists of the A85, creating a much safer and smoother journey and addressing any defects in the carriageway.

“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 time and checking the Traffic Scotland website before setting off.”

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

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