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A830 SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS

From : 22nd September 2019

To : 13th October 2019

Posted : 23rd September 2019

 

£495,000 ongoing surfacing improvements for six locations across the A830

 

Projects to get underway from Sunday 22 September

 

  • Overnight road closures in place for safety at three locations, 7pm-7am

 

A £495,000 surfacing improvement project across six locations on the A830 between Glenfinnan and Corpach is currently underway to help upgrade the carriageway.  

The project will involve resurfacing sections of the A830 carriageway at Banavie Swing Bridge, East of Glenfinnan, Callop, West of Corpach, Lochaber high School and West of Lochy Bridge. The improvements will help address defects in the road surface and create a smoother and safer journey for road users on the A830.

The surface project is outlined as follows:

 

·         A830 East Glenfinnan – Sunday 22 to Wednesday 25 September (four nights) 7pm – 7am

Due to the narrow width of road, overnight road closures will be required to keep roadworkers as well as motorists safe. The project has been arranged so that hourly amnesties are in place for road users. Motorists are encouraged to arrive prior to these times to ensure they are accommodated within the amnesty periods.

  • A380 Callop – Sunday 22 to Monday 23 September (two nights) 7pm – 7am

An overnight road closure is required for safety when teams carry out surfacing repairs at Callop. There will be hourly amnesty periods in place for road users.

  • A830 West of Copach – Thursday 26 to Monday 30 September (three nights, excluding Friday and Saturday) 7pm – 7am

Surfacing improvements will take place West of Corpach for three nights with an overnight closure in place for safety on Thursday and Sunday nights. As there is no alternative diversion route for road users, hourly amnesty periods will be in place. A 10mph convoy will be in place on the final night of work on Monday 30 September. No works will take place on Friday or Saturday nights.

  • A830 Lochaber High School to Police Roundabout – Tuesday 1 to Thursday 3 October (three nights) 7pm-7am

A stretch between Lochaber High School and the Police Roundabout will be resurfaced with a 10mph convoy system in place to ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists.

  • West of Lochy Bridge – Sunday 6 October (one night) 7pm – 7am.

Resurfacing improvements will take place West of Lochy Bridge for one night. To ensure the safety of road workers and motorists a 10mph convoy system will be in place during working hours.

·         Banavie Swing Bridge to Corpach – Monday 7 to Sunday 13 October (five nights), 7pm – 7am. The final section of improvements will take place between Banavie Swing Bridge to Corpach. For safety, there will be a 10mph convoy system in place. No works will take place on Friday or Saturday nights.  

 

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. 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.

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 £495,000 essential surfacing project will improve the condition of the road surface and road safety across these six sections of the A830, benefitting road users for years to come.

“The overnight closures at West of Corpach, Callop and East Glenfinnan 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 work overnight, avoiding working on Friday and Saturday nights and also allowing traffic to pass through hourly when safe to do so.

“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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