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A82 DRUMNADROCHIT

From : 15th March 2020

To : 3rd April 2020

Posted : 10th March 2020

Thursday 26 March 

 

**UPDATE: ADDITIONAL NIGHT OF WORK REQUIRED FOR ONGOING SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS ON THE A82 AT DRUMNADROCHIT**

 

Please be advised that the ongoing surfacing improvements on the A82 Drumnadrochit to Temple Pier project require an additional night of work to allow teams to make the area safe before temporarily pausing the project.

Following recent Government announcements regarding Covid-19 teams require an extra night of work on Friday 27 March between 8pm and 6am to ensure that the area can be made safe for public use before the work is temporarily halted.  Teams will return to complete the project at a later date.

The traffic management will remain the same as used previously with an overnight road closure in place during working hours due to the narrow road widths on this section of the A82. To help minimise disruption, amnesties will be provided at 10pm, 12am, 2am and 4am to safely escort traffic through the work site.

Teams continue to liaise with Transport Scotland with regards to the current projects programme following the Government announcement and will reschedule work where necessary.

All relevant stakeholders will be updated once new dates for the project has been confirmed.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: The safety of our employees and supply chain is always of paramount importance and we’re closely following Government advice in relation to our staff and our business.

“The additional night of work is essential to ensure we leave our sites in a manner which is safe for public use.

“It is necessary to temporally pause some ongoing projects across the network including these surfacing improvements on the A82 at Drumnadrochit, however essential services such as our Emergency Defect Repair teams will continue to monitor the conditions of routes across the network ensuring they remain safe for vital users.

“We’re doing our utmost to adhere to any new advice as it emerges, and we’ll continue to work with Transport Scotland to ensure we can deliver a safe trunk road network across the north of Scotland during this difficult time.”   

Real-time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org , twitter at @trafficscotland or via the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org. 

 

 

£685,000 OVERNIGHT SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS

A82 Drumnadrochit to Temple Pier

Works begin Sunday 15 March for three weeks

Overnight road closures in place for safety, 8pm – 6am, excluding Friday and Saturday nights

 

Motorists using the A82 at Drumnadrochit are set to benefit from of an improved road surface as a £685,000 maintenance project is due to be carried out later this month.

The project will see almost 2km of carriageway on the A82 between Drumnadrochit and Temple Pier resurfaced, creating a smoother and safer journey for motorists. 

The overnight project is set to begin on Sunday 15 March and is programmed to take fifteen nights to complete. The surfacing improvements will take place between 8pm and 6am each night with work due to be completed by 6am Friday 3 April. No works will take place on Friday or Saturday nights. 

To keep roadworkers as well as road users safe during the project, an overnight road closure will be in place over the extent of the project during working hours due to the narrow road widths on this section of the A82.  To help minimise disruption, amnesties will be provided at 10pm, 12am, 2am and 4am to safely escort traffic through the work site. The road will be open during the day however a 30mph speed limit will be in place. 

Emergency services will be able to pass through at all times and local access for residents living within the closure points will be maintained when it is safe to pass through the work area.

Consultation has been carried out with emergency services and relevant stakeholders to make them aware of the plans and share information about the project in advance.  

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “The £685,000 surfacing improvements will help address the defects on this section of the A82 and greatly improve the surface for motorists.  

“Due to the narrow road widths, it is essential we close the road to ensure the safety of road workers and motorists. We’ve taken on board feedback from the consultation process and have taken steps to minimise disruption by carrying out the works overnight, pushing the start time back to 8pm and avoiding working Friday and Saturday nights to help limit the impact on residents and motorists. 

“We thank motorists and the local community in advance for their patience while we carry out the project. We encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website before setting off for up to date traffic information.”

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

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