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A82 INVERGLOY

From : 20th January 2020

To : 14th February 2020

Posted : 24th January 2020

 

New £75,000 landscape and road safety project on A82 at Invergloy

 

Works start Monday 20 January for approximately four weeks

 

 

A new £75,000 landscaping and road safety project on the A82 at Invergloy near Spean Bridge began on Monday 20 January.

The project will involve teams removing trees next to the roadside as they have grown too close to the edge of the road and present a hazard to road users. New safety barriers will also be installed to further improve safety for motorists. New trees will be planted in the surrounding area away from the road to replace those removed.

Ecological surveys were conducted prior to works getting underway to ensure there is minimal impact on the local environment. The safety barrier design will also help reduce the number of trees needing removed.

The landscaping improvements have been designed to prevent the risk of trees falling onto the road in the future and the installation of the new safety barrier will help protect motorists from colliding with roadside hazards including residential property and steep verges.

The landscaping works started on Monday 20 January and are programmed to take up to two weeks to complete. Once complete, teams will then begin installing the new safety barrier from Monday 3 February for a further two weeks.

To ensure the safety of the workforce and motorists, temporary traffic lights and 30mph speed limit will be in place throughout the improvements. During some landscaping works, it will be necessary to hold traffic in both directions for up to 10 minutes while upper parts of trees are safely removed.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “Road safety is a top priority at BEAR Scotland and Transport Scotland, and this scheme on the A82 at Invergloy is part of our commitment to improving road safety on the trunk road network.

“The removal of trees is essential to create space to install the new barriers and will also prevent failing trees from falling onto the road in the future. The new safety barrier will help to protect road users from striking roadside hazards and will help improve road safety for all road users.

“The traffic management arrangements are essential to keep everyone safe during the work. Due to the nature of the works the traffic management will be in place continuously, however our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible. 

“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 information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org or twitter at @trafficscotland or the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.

 

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