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A82 CLIFTON, Tyndrum

From : 12th November 2018

To : 31st May 2019

Posted : 6th November 2018

 

MONDAY 14 January

 

Milestone reached in A82 Clifton Culvert replacement project at Tyndrum as new two-lane temporary diversion road opens

The first milestone has been reached on the £1.1M A82 Clifton culvert replacement scheme in Tyndrum this week with the opening of a new two-lane temporary diversion road.  The temporary diversion road will allow vehicles to safely pass by the works without the need for traffic lights or a lengthy alternative route.  

Works are now underway to replace the existing sub-standard culvert, which is located on the western edge of Tyndrum and is showing signs of continuing deterioration. The replacement structure has been designed to have a 120-year life span, helping to ensure the road will continue to function safely for years to come. In addition, new safety barriers will be installed at this location to improve road user safety on this stretch of the A82.

The temporary two-lane diversion road will remain in place until the culvert replacement works are completed. Temporary traffic lights will be used to control the flow of traffic whilst the temporary road is being removed during the final stage of the project in the spring.  The works are due to be completed in May 2019.

A reduced speed limit of 30mph is in place on the temporary diversion road for the safety of road workers and motorists.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “We are delighted that the scheme at Clifton Culvert is progressing well, and the installation of the two-lane temporary diversion road will help ensure that any disruption to motorists is kept to a minimum while we carry out this essential project.

“We encourage all road users to follow any signs or traffic management that is in place for their own safety as well as that of our teams and remind them to plan ahead and leave some extra time before they travel.”

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland at www.trafficscotland.org or twitter @trafficscotland.

 

 

 

NEW £1.1M PROJECT TO REPLACE CULVERT NEAR TYNDRUM

A82 Clifton Culvert, Tyndrum

Work starts Monday 12 November for up to six months

Temporary road to be built to ensure A82 remains open in both directions throughout projec

 

A new £1.1M project is set to get underway this month which will involve the replacement of an existing sub-standard culvert which supports the A82 trunk road just outside of Tyndrum.  

Works to replace the existing culvert which is located on the western edge of Tyndrum will begin on Monday 12 November for up to six months. 

The existing culvert is in poor condition and showing signs of continuing deterioration, meaning extensive works are now required to ensure the structure is safe for road users. The replacement structure has been designed with a 120-year design life, helping to ensure the road will continue to function safely for years to come. In addition, an improved safety barrier will also be installed at this location to improve road user safety on this stretch of the A82.

To allow the installation of the new culvert to take place, a temporary two-way diversion road will be constructed next to the site, allowing road users to safely continue their journeys on the A82 with minimal impact during the project. A reduced speed limit of 30mph will be implemented for the safety of road workers and motorists throughout the project.  Temporary traffic lights will be used to control the flow of traffic whilst the temporary road is constructed, which is expected to be completed before the Festive period.  

Consultation has been carried out with local businesses, residents, emergency services and the local authority to inform them of the project and the traffic management arrangements that will be in place.

Commenting on the project, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This £1.1 million culvert replacement project is vital in ensuring the A82 trunk road remains a safe, reliable route to the north west of Scotland.  Our teams have designed the project to include a temporary two-way diversion road, ensuring the A82 trunk road remains open throughout this major project helping to ensure disruption to road users is minimised.

“The replacement of the culvert at Clinton will help ensure the road remains fit for purpose for years to come. We’ve also incorporated durable materials into the design of the new structure which will assist in minimising future maintenance requirements on the culvert. 

“Our teams will do all they can to carry out the project as quickly and safely as possible, however we encourage all road users to follow the temporary traffic management and 30mph speed restriction during the project for their own safety as well as that of our construction teams.  We also encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date journey information and leave some extra time before they travel.”

Real-time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland at www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.  

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