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A83 SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS

From : 10th March 2019

To : 8th April 2019

Posted : 4th March 2019

Wednesday 3 April

*Resurfacing improvements update - A83 STONEFIELD*

·         Wednesday 3 April: Overnight surfacing works taking place at Stonefield

·         Thursday 4 April: Overnight surfacing works to take place on A83 Inveraray Bridge

·         Monday 8 April: Daytime resurfacing Shira to Inveraray Bridge

 

Resurfacing at Stonefield

Please be advised that the ongoing surfacing improvements for the A83 at Stonefield continue this evening, Wednesday 3rd April. The works were unable to take place last night due to a breakdown at BEAR Scotland’s contractors supply quarry.

An overnight closure is required between 7pm-7am to ensure the safety of the workforce, with amnesties in place to minimise disruption as much as possible and escort motorists safely through the works area.  Amnesties will be in place 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.

 

Inveraray Bridge resurfacing

Resurfacing works at Inveraray Bridge will take place Thursday 4th April. The works come following the team having identified an issue with the durability of the material used to complete the original improvements. Due to the narrow width of the road at this location, an overnight closure is required for safety 7pm-7am with all traffic diverted via the A82, A85 and A819 (see more information below).

 

Resurfacing Shira to Inveraray Bridge

On Monday 8th April, resurfacing works will take place from Shira to Inveraray for one day, 7am-7pm, The A83 will remain open during this time with a 10mph convoy in place for safety. 

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

 

 

The remaining A83 surfacing programme is outlined as follows:

 

  • A83 Stonefield – Wednesday 3 April – 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 Inveraray Bridge – Thursday 4 April – 7pm-7am

An overnight road closure is required for safety when teams carry out additional surfacing repairs 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 Shira to Inveraray Bridge – Monday 8 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.

 

 

Monday 1 April

**UPDATE:  ADDITIONAL NIGHT OF SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS REQUIRED AT A83 STONEFIELD**

  • Project extended to take place on Tuesday 2 April
  • Surfacing teams to return to A83 Inveraray Bridge Wednesday 3 April
  • Final location in A83 surfacing programme, Shira to Inveraray Bridge, to be resurfaced during the daytime Friday 5 April

 

Please be advised that the ongoing surfacing improvements for the A83 at Stonefield have been extended to include an extra night of improvements tomorrow night (Tuesday 2 April).  Following operational issues on site last week an extra night of work is required to complete the surfacing improvements, however forecast inclement weather tonight (Monday 1 April) means tomorrow night is the next available time to complete the surfacing at Stonefield.

The extra night of work tomorrow night is expected to see the completion of surfacing improvements on the A83 at Stonefield.  An overnight closure is required between 7pm-7am to ensure road workers as well as road users are kept safe during the improvements, with amnesties in place to minimise disruption as much as possible and escort motorists safely through the works area.  Amnesties will be in place 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.

The road will remain open as normal overnight tonight (Monday 1 April).

In addition to the work at Stonefield, teams are required to return to the recently completed surfacing on the A83 at Inveraray Bridge, carried out earlier in March.  Teams have identified an issue with the durability of the material used to complete the improvements at this location, with an overnight closure required on Wednesday 3 April, 7pm-7am, to address the area and carry out a repair at no cost to the public purse.   Due to the narrow width of the road at this location, an overnight closure is required for safety 7pm-7am with all traffic diverted via the A82, A85 and A819. 

Once surfacing improvements at Stonefield and Inveraray Bridge are complete work will take place at Shira to Inveraray on Wednesday 3 April for one day, 7am-7pm, the final location in the £375,000 project for six locations on the A83.   The A83 will remain open during the improvements at Shira to Inveraray with a 10mph convoy in place for safety. 

Commenting on the project, Eddie Ross said:  “Our teams have been working hard to complete the ongoing surfacing improvements at Stonefield however operational complications have meant that the project has had to be extended a further night to tomorrow night (Tuesday 2 April) to allow teams to complete the surfacing in the area.

“Additionally, our teams have noted an issue with the new material used during the Inveraray Bridge surfacing which was carried out earlier in March which is likely to lead to the new road material deteriorating quicker than anticipated, therefore a repair is required to address this as soon as possible at no additional cost to the public purse.    

“We’re aware that these closures were not originally scheduled however we’re doing all we can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible and keep any disruption to road users to a minimum wherever we can.  We thank road users and the local community for their patience while we work to complete the last phases of the A83 surfacing improvements and encourage them to check Traffic Scotland for up to date journey information.”

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

 

The remaining A83 surfacing programme is outlined as follows:

  • A83 Stonefield – Tuesday 2 April – 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 Inveraray Bridge – Wednesday 3 April – 7pm-7am

An overnight road closure is required for safety when teams carry out additional surfacing repairs 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 Shira to Inveraray Bridge – Friday 5 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.

  • Wednesday 27 March

** UPDATE:  ONGOING SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS AT A83 STONEFIELD EXTENDED BY ONE NIGHT **

Extra night of work to take place on Sunday 31 March at Stonefield

Daytime improvements to take place at final location in A83 surfacing programme, Shira to Inveraray Bridge, Tuesday 2 April

 

Please be advised that the ongoing road improvements on the A83 at Stonefield will require an extra night to complete the project due to operational issues experienced on site on Monday night.

The extra night of work will take place on Sunday 31 March, 7pm-7am, with an overnight road closure in place for safety.  The project will continue until Thursday night this week as planned, with no works taking place overnight on Friday and Saturday night to avoid impacting weekend traffic.  Teams will resume work at Stonefield for the extra night on Sunday night to complete the project.

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.

The work at Stonefield is one of six locations to be addressed in a £375,000 surfacing project for the A83.  Surfacing improvements have already been completed at stretches of the route at the Inveraray Bridge, Rest and Be Thankful, Strone Point and south of Whitehouse.  Once works at Stonefield are complete teams will move to address a section of the route between Shira and Inveraray Bridge on Tuesday 2 April, however this will be completed during the daytime, 7am-7pm, under a 10mph convoy for safety.

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

The remaining A83 surfacimg programme is outlined as follows:

A83 Stonefield – Sunday 24 to Sunday 31 March (six nights, excluding Friday and Saturday night) – 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 – Tuesday 2 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.

 

 

 

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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