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A87 SCONSER

From : 16th September 2019

To : 14th October 2019

Posted : 11th September 2019

 

£100,000 ROAD SIGN AND FOOTWAY IMPROVEMENTS

 

A87 Raasay Ferry Terminal, Sconser

 

Project to begin Monday 16 September

 

A new project to upgrade road signs and provide pedestrian facilities improvements along a stretch of the A87 on the Isle of Skye is set to get underway from next week. 

The £100,000 project will involve installing new road signs as well as repositioning existing signs at the Raasay Ferry Terminal at Sconser, along with installing a new footway and bus shelter to the south.    The project will see the replacement of the current “pedestrian ahead” signs with new electronic signs which light up with the words ‘slow down’ and flashing lights when vehicles are approaching the terminal and pedestrians are present.

The project has been designed to raise greater road user awareness of the ferry terminal and pedestrians crossing at the bus stops, to help reduce the risk of accidents in the area and improve road safety.

Improvements are planned to begin from Monday 16 September and are expected to take up to a month to complete.

The A87 will remain open throughout the project, however to ensure the safety of road workers and motorists, temporary traffic lights will be required when constructing the footway and installing the new signs.  All traffic management will be removed outwith day time working hours, where possible.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “This road safety project on the A87 at Sconser will see the provision of more pedestrian facilities and improvements to the traffic signs. This will help to improve the safety for all road users, especially pedestrians crossing the A87 and accessing the ferry port.

“We thank motorists in advance for their patience while we work on this project and we would encourage them to plan ahead by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date information.”

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland. or via the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.

 

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