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From : 4th October 2018

To : 2nd November 2018

Posted : 4th October 2018


Three locations on A87 Isle of Skye 

Overnight works start tonight, Thursday 4 October, for four weeks

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



Road improvements are planned for three locations on the A87 on the Isle of Skye with over £790,000 overnight surfacing improvements set to begin tonight.

Resurfacing will take place between Earlish to Uig,  at Hinnisdale and at Torra Michaig near Sconser.   The project will help create a smoother and safer carriageway for road users.  

The overnight improvements are set to begin on Thursday 4 October and are programmed to last for four 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.    Works will begin first at Earlish to Uig, before moving on to Hinnisdale and finishing at Torra Michaig as the project progresses.

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 these schemes are the latest round of resurfacing 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 across these sections of the A87, greatly improving the quality and safety for road users.

“We’re pleased to begin these works after the project was reprogrammed from earlier in the year. Our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible.  

“The works have been planned to take place overnight as well as avoiding working on Saturday and Sunday nights to keep disruption to road users to a minimum.

“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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