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A83 POINT SANDS

From : 1st September 2019

To : 13th September 2019

Posted : 23rd August 2019

Monday 2 September

Please be advised that tonight’s overnight closure of the A83 at Point Sands will now begin at 9pm to allow surfacing teams access to complete the final sections of surfacing improvements at nearby Bellochantuy.   Overnight amnesties will remain in place at 10pm, 12 midnight, 2am and 4am to safely escort road users through the work site.  

The A83 will remain open during the daytime with the project returning to normal overnight working hours of 7pm and 7am from Tuesday 3 September.  

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

Friday 30 August 

** UPDATE: INCLEMENT WEATHER POSTPONES SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS ON THE A83 **

Please be advised that heavy rain forecast for over the weekend, has meant that ongoing surfacing improvements on the A83 at Bellochantuy will need an additional night’s work, postponing the start date for improvements on the A83 Point Sands.

The project at Bellochantuy will now take place overnight on Sunday 1 September for one night, a 10mph convoy system will be in place for safety between 7pm and 7am.

This has altered the start date to the A83 Point Sands improvements which was scheduled to begin on Sunday 1 September.

The project is now scheduled to begin on Monday 2 September and will take nine nights to complete with all works due to be completed by 7am on Friday 13 September. No works are planned for Friday of Saturday nights.

The traffic management will remain the same as originally planned, a road closure will be in place for safety between 7pm and 7am each night. With no suitable trunk road diversion route available, amnesty periods will be provided at the following times; 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 12 midnight, 2am, 4am, 5am and 6am.  The A83 will remain open outwith working hours, however a speed limit of 30mph will remain in place as traffic will be running over a temporary surface.

The A83 will remain open overnight on Sunday 1 September, however a 10mph convoy will be in place for safety.

All relevant stakeholders have been informed of the changes and updated on the new dates of the project.

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

 

 

£275,000 OVERNIGHT SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS

 

A83 POINT SANDS

 

Overnight works to take place from Sunday 1 September for two weeks

·         Overnight road closure in place for safety, 7pm – 7am

 

A section of the A83, north of Point Sands Holiday Park, is set to benefit from an improved road surface as surfacing improvements are set to get underway in the first week of September.

The £275,000 project will see more than one kilometre of the route resurfaced, creating a safer and smoother journey for road users.

The overnight project is set to begin on Sunday 1 September and is expected to take two weeks to complete. The improvements will take place between 7pm and 7am each night with all works due to be completed by 7am on Friday 13 September. No work is planned for Friday or Saturday nights.

To ensure the safety of road workers and motorists, an overnight road closure will be required during the project due to the narrow width of the road. With no suitable trunk road diversion available, amnesty periods will be provided at the following times; 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 12 midnight, 2am, 4am, 5am and 6am.  The A83 will remain open outwith working hours during the daytime however a speed limit of 30mph will remain in place as traffic will be running over a temporary surface. Emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times and scheduled bus services will be maintained at all times.

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 latest £275,000 surfacing investment on the A83 will greatly improve the road surface at this section, creating a safer and smoother journey for motorists.

“The road closure is essential for ensuring the safety of road workers and motorists during the overnight project. We’ve scheduled the project to take place overnight, providing amnesty periods at regular intervals to minimise disruption as much as possible, as well as 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 A83 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.”

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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