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A83 ERINES SOUTH LODGE

From : 26th March 2020

To : 30th March 2020

Posted : 17th March 2020

Thursday 26 March 

 

**UPDATE: A83 ERINES SOUTH LODGE SURFACING PROJECT POSTPONED FOLLOWING RECENT GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCEMENTS**

 

Please be advised that the planned surfacing improvements for the A83 north of Tarbert have been postponed following Government announcements regarding Covid-19.

The project was scheduled to get underway from Sunday 29 March with surfacing expected to take place over two nights.

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 a new date 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.

“It is necessary to postpone some projects across the network including these surfacing improvements on the A83 Erines South Lodge, 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 such as Emergency services, food supplies and medical equipment deliveries. 

“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. 


£50,000 OVERNIGHT SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS

 

 

A83 Erines South Lodge

 

 

Work begins Thursday 26 March for two nights

 

 

  • Overnight road closures in place for safety, 9pm to 5am

 

Motorists using the A83 north of Tarbert are set to benefit from an improved road surface as surfacing improvements are set to get underway next week.  

The £50,000 investment for Transport Scotland will see 300m of the route resurfaced near Erines South Lodge, creating a safer and smoother journey for road users.

The overnight improvements are scheduled to begin on Thursday 26 March and are expected to take two nights to complete. The project will take place between 9pm and 5am each night with surfacing due to be completed by 5am on Monday 30 March. No work is programmed for Friday or Saturday nights.

Due to restricted road widths at this section of the A83, a road closure will be in place to ensure the safety of roadworkers as well as road users. As there is no suitable diversion route, vehicles will be held at either side of the work site until they are able to be escorted safely through the roadworks during the set amnesty periods at 10pm, 11pm, 1am and 3am. Motorists are encouraged to arrive prior to these times to ensure they are accommodated within the amnesty period.

Emergency services will be able to pass through the project at all times, with local access for residents, businesses and scheduled bus services maintained when it is safe to pass through the work area.

The A83 will be open during the daytime, however a 30mph speed limit will be in place to ensure vehicles can safely pass over the temporary surface.

Consultation has been carried out with all relevant stakeholders to inform them of the project in advance and take on board any feedback.

Commenting on the improvements, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This essential surfacing project will create an improved road surface, greatly increasing the quality of the carriageway at this section of the A83.

“The traffic management is essential to ensure the safety of roadworkers and road users, however we’ve taken steps to help minimise disruption for motorists by programming the improvements to take place overnight and avoiding working on Friday and Saturday nights.  Emergency services will be able to pass through the work site at all times.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance whilst we carry out these surfacing improvements on the A83 and would encourage them to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information and allow extra time for travel.”

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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