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From : 13th August 2018

To : 14th September 2018

Posted : 10th August 2018


A87 Hinnisdale to Uig

Overnight works start Monday 13 August for five weeks

Overnight road closures in place for safety Monday to Friday nights, 7pm – 5am


Road improvements on the A87 on the Isle of Skye are continuing with over £500,000 overnight surfacing improvements set to begin next week.

Resurfacing will take place between Hinnisdale and Uig along a 4km stretch of the A87, helping to create a smoother and safer carriageway for road users.  

The overnight improvements are set to begin on Monday 13 August and are programmed to last for five weeks.  Works will take place Monday nights to Friday nights between 7pm and 5am each night.   No works will take place on Saturday or Sunday nights.

Due to the narrow width of the carriageway, a road closure will be in place each night during working hours to keep road workers as well as road users safe.  As there is no suitable diversion for all trunk road traffic, amnesty periods will be used to allow traffic to be escorted through the work site when it is safe to do so.  

Consultation has been carried out with all relevant stakeholders and local residents to inform them of the project and the traffic management arrangements in advance.  

Surfacing improvements at north of Kensaleyre and north of Inverinate were completed earlier this year, and the Hinnisdale to Uig project is the latest round of surfacing to be carried out on the A87.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “These essential resurfacing works will upgrade the existing road surface on this section of the A87, greatly improving the quality and safety for road users.

“We’ve planned these works to take place overnight as well as avoiding working on Saturday and Sunday nights to keep disruption to road users to a minimum, and our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible.

“We 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 or twitter @trafficscotland.

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