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From : 10th November 2019

To : 15th November 2019

Posted : 29th October 2019



New project to improve drainage on A835 at Garve set to begin in November



Works begin Sunday 10 November for five nights



  • Overnight road closures in place for safety, 7pm to 7am



Motorists using the A835 near Garve will benefit from an upgraded drainage system as drainage improvements are set to be carried out next month along a 200m section of carriageway.

The £15,000 improvement project, which is located just north of Garve village, will involve upgrading the existing culvert helping to prevent flooding on the carriageway. In addition, a small filter drain will be installed along the edge of the carriageway as well as strengthening works on the adjacent embankment.

The overnight project is set to begin on Sunday 10 November and is programmed to take up to five nights to complete. The improvements will take place between 7pm and 7am each night with the upgrades expected to be finished by 7am Friday 15 November.

Due to restricted road widths through this section of the A835, a road closure will be in place to ensure the safety of road workers as well as road users. As there is no suitable diversion route available, vehicles will be held at each end of the work site until they are able to be escorted safely through the roadworks during set amnesty periods at 9pm, 11pm, 1am and 4am. Drivers are encouraged to arrive prior to these times to ensure they are accommodated within the amnesty period.

The A835 will be open during the daytime, however a lane closure and temporary traffic lights will remain in place to keep road users safe from open excavations next to the carriageway.

Emergency service vehicles will be allowed to pass through the site throughout the overnight project.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said “These essential drainage improvements will upgrade the existing drainage system and will help ensure any excess water on the A835 is drained away from the carriageway, helping to reduce the risk of future flooding.

“We have planned the works to take place overnight to help minimise disruption as much as possible during the project. The overnight road closures in place are essential to ensure the safety of road workers and road users, however our teams will look to do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible.

“We thank motorists for their patience ahead of these improvements and would also encourage them to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information.”

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