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From : 3rd September 2018

To : 5th October 2018

Posted : 28th August 2018

Over £500,000 of surfacing improvements set for A85 at Comrie and St Fillans

Road improvements to begin Monday 3 September

Project split into three phases

Overnight road closures required for safety during some sections at Comrie due to narrow road


Over £500,000 of surfacing improvements are planned for three sections of the A85 between Comrie and St Fillans starting next week.

The project will see three sections of the trunk road resurfaced and new road markings laid, creating a smoother and safer journey for road users in the area.

Traffic management will be in place to help keep road workers as well as road users safe during the improvements.  The project has been split into phases using a combination of different traffic management systems for safety.  

The project is set to take place as outlined below:


Phase One – A85 East of St Fillans, Monday 3 September to Friday 14 September, 7am to 7pm

A section of the A85 over a kilometre long to the east of St Fillans will be resurfaced during the daytime on weekdays over two weeks, with no working taking place on Saturdays and Sundays.  The road will remain open however a 10mph convoy system will be in place for safety during the improvements.  The road will be open as normal outwith working hours.  


Phase Two – A85 Comrie Village, Sunday 16 September to Thursday 20 September, 7pm to 7am

Starting from close to the Comrie Fish and Chip Shop, a 740m stretch of the A85 through the village will be resurfaced overnight from 7pm to 7am.  For safety, the first four nights of the surfacing will be carried out using a 10mph convoy system meaning the A85 can remain open overnight.  On Thursday 20 September the works will return to the tight bend in the road at the Comrie Fish and Chip Shop,  and an overnight road closure will be required due to the narrow width of the road at this location.  To minimise disruption as much as possible, amnesty periods will be available at approximately 10pm, midnight, 2am and 4am to allow traffic through the works.  Access will be maintained at all times for emergency services.  Efforts will be made to restrict any noisy operations during working hours, and the road will be open as normal during the daytime.  


Phase Three – A85 West of Comrie to Tullybanocher, Sunday 23 September to Thursday 4 October, 7pm – 7am

A section of the road over a kilometre long will be resurfaced overnight starting Sunday 23 September for ten nights.  No works will take place on Friday or Saturday night.  To keep everyone safe during the improvements, an overnight road closure is required each night due to the narrow width of the road at this location.   Traffic will again be allowed to pass through the works at approximately 10pm, 12midnight, 2am and 4am to minimise disruption as much as possible.  Access will be maintained for emergency services at all times.  The road will be open as normal during the daytime.  


Commenting on the programme of improvements, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said:  “These road improvements will allow us to improve the general condition of the A85 at these locations between Comrie and St Fillans, helping safety on the route.

“We’ve taken steps to minimise disruption as much as possible during the project, including scheduling the works to take place overnight where we can and working to keep the road open through Comrie Village as much as possible where the widths allow us to do so safely.   Where the road is too narrow to safely keep the route open, we’ve programmed operations to allow amnesties to escort any waiting vehicles through the traffic where possible.

“All residents have been notified of the project in advance and we’ve consulted with all relevant stakeholders to inform them of the work and make them aware of any traffic management arrangements.

“Our teams will do all they can to complete these works as quickly and safely as possible, and we thank all road users and the local community for their patience in advance while we complete the improvements.

“We encourage road users to plan ahead by checking the Traffic Scotland website for journey information and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on, twitter @trafficscotland or the new mobile site,

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