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A83 SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS

From : 14th May 2019

To : 19th June 2019

Posted : 8th May 2019

£600,000 Surfacing Improvements for Six Locations on A83

Project to begin Tuesday 14 May

Overnight road closures required for safety at each location

 

A new surfacing project to upgrade six locations on the A83 between Dunderave and Killean is set to get underway from next week.

The project will involve resurfacing the following sections of the route: North of Clachan, Tayinloan to Killean, Erines, Ardrishaig to Brenfield, Middle Kames and Dunderave.  The improvements will provide a smoother and safer surface for road users, helping to improve road safety.

Due to the narrow road widths at these sections of the A83, overnight road closures will be required each night between 7pm and 7am during the improvements to help keep roadworkers as well as motorists safe.  As there is no suitable diversion route available at the first five locations in the programme, amnesties will be in place to allow motorists to be safely escorted through the works area.  These will be in place at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 12 midnight, 2am, 4am and 6am.  

The only project which has an alternative diversion route is at Dunderave, the last location in the programme, where road users will be diverted via the A82, A85 and A819, adding an additional 25 miles and 35 minutes to the journey between Tarbet and Inveraray.  

The programme is outlined as follows:

 

A83 North of Clachan – Tuesday 14 May – Wednesday 15 May (two nights), 7pm-7am.  Overnight road closures in place for safety with amnesty periods in place at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 12 midnight, 2am, 4am and 6am to allow traffic to safely pass through the project. 

A83 Tayinloan to Killean – Thursday 16 May – Monday 27 May (eight nights, excluding Friday and Saturday nights), 7pm-7am.  Overnight road closures in place for safety with amnesty periods in place at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 12 midnight, 2am, 4am and 6am to allow traffic to safely pass through the project.

A83 Erines – Tuesday 28 May – Monday 3 June (five nights, excluding Friday and Saturday nights), 7pm-7am. Overnight road closures in place for safety with amnesty periods in place at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 12 midnight, 2am, 4am and 6am to allow traffic to safely pass through the project.

A83 Ardrishaig to Brenfield – Tuesday 4 June – Tuesday 11 June (six nights, excluding Friday and Saturday nights), 7pm-7am. Overnight road closures in place for safety with amnesty periods in place at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 12 midnight, 2am, 4am and 6am to allow traffic to safely pass through the project.

A83 Middle Kames – Wednesday 12 June (one night), 7pm-7am. Overnight road closure in place for safety with amnesty periods in place at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 12 midnight, 2am, 4am and 6am to allow traffic to safely pass through the project.

A83 Dunderave – Thursday 13 June – Tuesday 18 June (four nights, excluding Friday and Saturday nights), 7pm-7am.  Overnight road closures in place with road users diverted via the A82, A85 and A819, adding an additional 25 miles and 35 minutes to the journey between Tarbet and Inveraray.   

Access for public bus services and emergency vehicles will be maintained for all works.

Consultation has been carried out with all relevant stakeholders to inform them of the project in advance and advise them of the traffic management plans.  

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s Representative for the North West, said: “This £600,000 programme of improvements will greatly enhance the surface at each location by removing any defects in the carriageway and improving road safety.

“The traffic management arrangements are essential to keep roadworkers and motorists safe during the improvements, and we’ve taken steps to minimise disruption by planning the project to take place overnight and avoiding working Friday and Saturday nights.  We’ve also arranged for regular amnesties to be in place for road users at the first five locations of the project, and we encourage motorists to arrive prior to amnesty times to ensure they are accommodated within the amnesty period.

“Our teams will work to complete the resurfacing as quickly and safely as possible.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance and would also encourage them 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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