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From : 22nd October 2018

To : 9th November 2018

Posted : 18th October 2018





New £250K barrier installation project for A85 between Dunbeg and Connel

Project set to begin on Monday 22 October for up to three weeks


A project to install road safety barriers to improve road user safety along the A85 between Dunbeg and Connel is due to start next week.

The £250,000 project will see almost two kilometres of safety barrier installed or upgraded along sections of the route from the Esso Halfway Filling Station to the start of the 30mph speed limit at the western end of Connel.  The project has been designed to provide a safer journey for the travelling public and is part of continuing investment in road safety on the A85 by Transport Scotland. 

The project is currently programmed to begin next week and is expected to take up to three weeks to complete.  The A85 will remain open during the project, however to keep roadworkers as well as motorists safe temporary traffic lights will be in place throughout the upgrades.

The work follows on from a previous barrier upgrade along a section of the A85 between the north of Oban and the filling station earlier this year, which saw over 1,800m of new barrier installed.  

Commenting on the project, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: 

“This project will allow us to install new road safety barriers along this stretch of the A85, helping to improve road safety for motorists.

“The works were identified as part of an ongoing study to improve road safety on the A85 between Oban and Connell, and have previously met with the local Community Councils as part of this.   

 “To keep everyone safe during the works temporary traffic lights will be in place throughout the project, however our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible.

“We’ve planned the project to take place outwith the busier summer months to minimise impact to motorists in the area and we encourage all road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date journey information.”

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

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