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A87 SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS

From : 3rd May 2019

To : 23rd May 2019

Posted : 30th April 2019

 £415,000 Surfacing Improvements Planned for Five Locations on A87

 

Project to get underway from Friday 3 May

 

·         Overnight road closures in place for safety at four locations, 7.45pm-7am

 

 

Surfacing improvements worth over £415,000 are set to get underway on the A87 across five locations between Invergarry Cemetery and Bunloyne Junction starting later this week. 

 

The project will address five locations on the A87 at Invergarry Cemetery, Munergie Wood, Kinlochourn to Bunloyne, Bunloyne Junction and Bee Haven. The improvements will see almost 3.5km of the A87 resurfaced, creating a smoother and safer journey for road users.

 

Due to restricted road widths at various locations of resurfacing on the A87, four projects require road closures to ensure the safety of road workers and motorists between 7.45pm and 7am each night of the project.

 

The programme is outlined as follows:

 

·         A87 Invergarry Cemetery – Friday 3 May to Tuesday 7 May (two days), 7am to 7pm

The A87 will remain open during the improvements, however a 10mph convoy system will be in place for safety. No works programmed Saturday, Sunday or Monday.

·         A87 Munergie Wood (Phase One) – Wednesday 8 May to Friday 10 May (three days) 7am to 7pm

Work at Munergie Wood will take place in two phases, with the first phase completed during the daytime with a 10mph convoy system in place for safety.  The A87 will remain open during Phase One.

·         A87 Kinlochourn to Bunloyne - Sunday 12 May to Thursday 16 May (five nights) 7.45pm to 7am

Road will be closed overnight for safety due to the narrow road width.  Traffic will be diverted as outlined below.  Road will be fully open during the daytime.

·         A87 Bunloyne Junction – Sunday 19 May to Monday 20 May (two nights), 7.45pm to 7am

Overnight road closure in place for safety each night for two nights.  No restrictions will be in place during the daytime.

·         A87 Bee Haven - Tuesday 21 May (one night), 7.45pm to 7am

One overnight road closure will be in place for safety.

·         A87 Munergie Wood phase 2 – Wednesday 22 to Thursday 23 May (two nights), 7.45pm to 7am

Phase Two of the surfacing improvements at Munergie Wood will involve two overnight road closures for safety to complete the remaining works.  Road users will be diverted during working hours with no restrictions in place during the day time. 

 

A signed diversion route will be in place each night during the overnight closures via the A82 and A887. All traffic management will be removed outwith working hours, however a temporary speed limit of 30mph will remain in place due to traffic travelling on a temporary surface.

 

Access for local residents and businesses will be maintained during the project and will be able to pass through the site when safe to do so. Emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times.

 

Consultation has been undertaken with local residents, businesses, the local authority, and emergency services to make them aware of the works and the traffic management arrangements that will be in place.

 

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West representative, said: “This £415,000 essential surfacing project will improve the condition of the road surface and road safety across these five sections of the A87, benefitting road users for years to come.

“The overnight closures at Kinlochourn to Bunloyne, Bunloyne Junction, Bee Haven and the second phase of works at Munergie Wood are essential for ensuring the safety of road workers and motorists due to the narrow widths of the road at these locations. We’ve taken steps to limit the overall impact of the project by carrying out the majority of the work overnight and avoiding working on Friday and Saturday nights. We’ve also taken onboard feedback from the consultation process and have set back the overnight working time to start at 7.45pm during the required closures to accommodate bus services that pass through the area and ensure disruption to minimised.

“Our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as they can, and we thank the local community and road users for their patience in advance while we work on these projects. We encourage motorists 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 www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org. 

 

 

 

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