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From : 16th June 2019

To : 20th June 2019

Posted : 7th June 2019




A82 Fort Augustus


Overnight works to take place from Sunday 16 June for four nights


·                     Overnight road closure in place for safety, Sunday 16 June to Thursday 20 June 9pm-6am


A section of the A82 to the north of Fort Augustus Swing Bridge is set to benefit from an improved road surface as surfacing improvements are set to get underway later this month.

The £140,000 project will see almost one kilometre of the route resurfaced, creating a safer and smoother journey for road users.

The overnight project is set to begin on Sunday 16 June and is expected to take four nights to complete. The improvements will take place between 9pm and 6am each night with all works due to be completed by 6am on Thursday 20 June.

To ensure the safety of road workers and motorists, an overnight road closure will be required during the improvements due to the narrow width of the road. A signed diversion route will be in place via the A87 and A887 during the overnight working hours, adding approximately 20 minutes on to journey times. The road will remain open during the daytime.

Emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times and local access for residents living within the closure area will be maintained when it is safe to pass through the work area.

Consultation has been carried out with all relevant stakeholders to inform them of the project in advance and take on board any feedback.

Commenting on the improvements, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This £140,000 surfacing project will greatly improve the road surface on this section of the A82, creating a safer and smoother journey for motorists.

“The traffic management is essential for ensuring the safety of road workers and motorists during the overnight project. We’ve taken steps to minimise disruption as much as possible including scheduling the project to take place overnight and avoiding working on Friday and Saturday nights. Our teams will do all they can to limit the impact to motorists and complete the project as quickly and safely as possible.

“We thank motorists in advance for their patience whilst we carry out these surfacing improvements on the A82 and would encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information and allow extra time for travel.”

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