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A83 SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS

From : 10th March 2019

To : 29th March 2019

Posted : 4th March 2019

Monday 11 March

** UPDATE:  A83 REST AND BE THANKFUL SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS POSTPONED TO SUNDAY NIGHT DUE TO FORECAST INCLEMENT WEATHER**

Revised programme for £375,000 A83 surfacing improvements with works now taking place first at A83 Inveraray Bridge on Thursday 14 March

Improvements for A83 at Rest and Be Thankful rescheduled to take place Sunday 17 March for three nights

 

Please be advised that the programme for the £375,000 surfacing improvement project across six locations on the A83 has been revised following forecast inclement weather this week.

The project was originally programmed to begin with surfacing at the Rest and Be Thankful from last night (Sunday 10 March), however forecast poor weather conditions prevented the project from continuing as planned with the decision made today (Monday) to postpone until next Sunday night.  

The revised programme will now take place as follows, subject to ongoing review of the weather conditions:  

 

A83 Inveraray Bridges – Thursday 14 March (one night) – 7pm to 7am

An overnight road closure is required for safety when teams carry out surfacing improvements on the approaches to Inveraray Bridge as the road is reduced to single lane at this location.  A diversion route will be in place during working hours only via the A82, A85 and A819, adding an additional 25 miles and 38 minutes to the journey for road users travelling between Tarbet and Inveraray.   Access for public bus services and emergency vehicles will be maintained.  

A83 Rest and Be Thankful – Sunday 17 to Tuesday 19 March (three nights) – 8pm to 5am

Due to the ongoing catch-pit landslide mitigation works at the Rest and be Thankful, an overnight road closure is required for safety during the surfacing improvements.  The Old Military Road diversion route will be in place to provide an alternative route for motorists during the surfacing works, which will be opened during working hours only from 8pm to 5am. Motorists should allow extra time for journeys.

A83 Strone Point – Wednesday 20 March (one night) – 7pm to 7am

Due to the narrow width of the road, an overnight road closure is required to keep roadworkers as well as motorists safe as teams will be working in the centre of the carriageway.   A diversion route will be in place during working hours only via the A82, A85 and A819, adding an additional 25 miles and 38 minutes to the journey for road users travelling between Tarbet and Inveraray.   Access for public bus services and emergency vehicles will be maintained.

A83 South of Whitehouse – Thursday 21 March (one night) – 7pm to 7am

Surfacing improvements will take place south of Whitehouse for one night with an overnight road closure in place for safety due to the narrow width of the road.  As there is no alternative diversion route for road users, the project has been arranged so that amnesties are in place for road users at the following times; 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 12 midnight, 2am and 4am. Motorists are encouraged to arrive prior to these times to ensure they are accommodated within the amnesty period. Local access and access for emergency services will be maintained at all times.

A83 Stonefield – Sunday 24 to Thursday 28March (five nights) – 7pm to 7am

A stretch of the A83 almost a kilometre long will be surfaced at Stonefield, with overnight road closures in place for safety.  As there is no alternative diversion route for road users at this location, the project has been arranged so that amnesties are in place for road users during the following times; 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 12 midnight, 2am, 4am and 6am. Motorists are encouraged to arrive prior to these times to ensure they are accommodated within the amnesty period. Local access and access for emergency services will be maintained at all times.

A83 Shira to Inveraray Bridge – Monday 1 April (one day) – 7am to 7pm

The A83 will remain open throughout this daytime project, however a 10mph convoy system will be in place for safety.

 

All stakeholders have been updated with the changes to the programme to keep them fully informed. 

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

 

 

Friday 8 March

 

**UPDATE:  A83 REST AND BE THANKFUL SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS CANCELLED ON SUNDAY NIGHT DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER**

 

Please be advised that the planned surfacing improvements for the A83 Rest and Be Thankful, outlined in the release below, have been cancelled on Sunday night due to forecast inclement weather.

It is anticipated that these works will begin on the night of Monday 11 March however this is subject to a further review of the weather forecast on Monday morning. 

The A83 will remain open as normal on Sunday night with no closure in place.  A further update will be provided on Monday.

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

£375,000 Surfacing improvements planned for six locations across the A83

Overnight road closures required for safety at five locations

Old Military Road to be used as alternative diversion during surfacing improvements at Rest and Be Thankful 

 

A £375,000 surfacing improvement project across six locations on the A83 is due to get underway this month with works starting at the first location from Sunday night.

The project will involve resurfacing sections of the A83 carriageway at the Rest and Be Thankful, Strone Point, Inveraray Bridges, south of Whitehouse, Stonefield and Shira to Inveraray Bridge.  The improvements will help address defects in the road surface and create a smoother and safer journey for road users on the A83.

The surfacing project is outlined as follows:

 

A83 Rest and Be Thankful – Sunday 10 to Tuesday 12 March (three nights) – 8pm to 5am

Due to the ongoing catch-pit landslide mitigation works at the Rest and be Thankful, an overnight road closure is required for safety during the surfacing improvements.  The Old Military Road diversion route will be in place to provide an alternative route for motorists during the surfacing works, which will be opened during working hours only from 8pm to 5am.  

A83 Strone Point – Wednesday 13 March (one night) – 7pm to 7am

Due to the narrow width of the road, an overnight road closure is required to keep roadworkers as well as motorists safe as teams will be working in the centre of the carriageway.   A diversion route will be in place during working hours only via the A82, A85 and A819, adding an additional 25 miles and 38 minutes to the journey for road users travelling between Tarbet and Inveraray.   Access for public bus services and emergency vehicles will be maintained.

A83 Inveraray Bridges – Thursday 14 March (one night) – 7pm to 7am

An overnight road closure is required for safety when teams carry out surfacing improvements on Inveraray Bridge and the approaches as the road is reduced to single lane at this location.  A diversion route will be in place during working hours only via the A82, A85 and A819, adding an additional 25 miles and 38 minutes to the journey for road users travelling between Tarbet and Inveraray.   Access for public bus services and emergency vehicles will be maintained.  

A83 South of Whitehouse – Sunday 17 March (one night) – 7pm to 7am

Surfacing improvements will take place south of Whitehouse for one night with an overnight road closure in place for safety due to the narrow width of the road.  As there is no alternative diversion route for road users, the project has been arranged so that amnesties are in place for road users at the following times; 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 12 midnight, 2am and 4am. Motorists are encouraged to arrive prior to these times to ensure they are accommodated within the amnesty period. Local access and access for emergency services will be maintained at all times.

A83 Stonefield – Monday 18 to Thursday 21 March (four nights) – 7pm to 7am

A stretch of the A83 almost a kilometre long will be surfaced at Stonefield, with overnight road closures in place for safety.  As there is no alternative diversion route for road users at this location, the project has been arranged so that amnesties are in place for road users during the following times; 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 12 midnight, 2am and 4am. Motorists are encouraged to arrive prior to these times to ensure they are accommodated within the amnesty period. Local access and access for emergency services will be maintained at all times.

A83 Shira to Inveraray Bridge – Thursday 28 to Friday 29 March (two days) – 7am to 7pm

The A83 will remain open throughout this daytime project, however a 10mph convoy system will be in place for safety.

 

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

“This £375,000 surfacing project for these six locations on the A83 will address any defects in the road surface and create a smoother journey for motorists on the A83.

“We’ve listened to the feedback from the consultation at the Rest and Be Thankful and taken on board comments from stakeholders.  After negotiations with the landowner, on this occasion we’re able to open the Old Military Road overnight during working hours to help provide an alternative diversion for motorists when surfacing works are underway at the Rest.

“The overnight closures throughout the work are essential to ensure everyone is kept safe during the project, however we’ve tried to minimise impact to road users as much as possible by avoiding working at the weekend and carrying out the works overnight.  

“We thank road users for their patience and encourage them to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date journey information and leaving some extra time to reach their destination.”

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

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