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From : 18th November 2019

To : 20th November 2019

Posted : 5th November 2019



A85 East of Benmore


Works start Monday 18 November for two nights


·         Overnight road closures in place for safety, 9pm to 7am


Motorists using the A85 east of Crianlarich are to benefit from an improved road surface as an essential surfacing project is set to get underway later this month.

The improvements will see over a kilometre of the route resurfaced, creating a safer and smoother journey for road users.

The overnight improvements are scheduled to begin on Monday 18 November and will take two nights to complete. The project will take place between 9pm and 7am each night with surfacing expected to be finished by 7am on Wednesday 20 November.

Due to restricted road widths at this section of the A85, a road closure will be in place to ensure the safety of roadworkers as well as road users.  To minimise disruption, vehicles will be escorted safety through the roadworks during set amnesty periods at 11pm, 1am, 3am and 5am.  Motorists are encouraged to arrive prior to these times to ensure they are accommodated within the amnesty period.

The road will be open during the daytime, however a 30mph speed limit will be in place to ensure vehicles can safely pass over the temporary road surface.

Access for local residents will be maintained during the project and emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times.

Commenting on the surfacing improvements, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This essential resurfacing project on this section of the A85 will greatly improve the condition and safety of the route in this area.

“We’ve taken steps to help minimise disruption as much as possible by carrying out the project overnight. Due to the narrow widths through this area, overnight road closures are essential to ensure the safety of both roadworkers and motorists during this project.

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

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