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A83 SOUTH OF WHITEHOUSE

From : 16th June 2020

To : 9th July 2020

Posted : 12th June 2020

£480,000 OVERNIGHT ESSENTIAL SURFACING PROJECT

A83 South of Whitehouse

Project set to begin from Tuesday 16 June for 17 nights

·         Strict physical distancing protocols in place to protect teams

·         Overnight road closure in place for safety, 8pm to 5am

 

 

Essential work to address a section of the A83 south of Whitehouse is set to get underway from Tuesday night. 

The surfacing project will see improvements to a 4km stretch of the A83, ensuring it remains in a safe and reliable condition.

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government guidance, will be in place to ensure all site personnel remain safe once the project gets underway.  New safe operation procedures and risk assessments have also been developed to ensure teams are kept safe throughout the project. 

The overnight resurfacing project is scheduled to begin on Tuesday 16 June and will take place over 17 nights between 8pm and 5am each night, with work scheduled to be completed by 5am on Thursday 9 July. No works are programmed to take place on Friday or Saturday nights.

Due to the narrow carriageway widths at this location, work will be undertaken using a full road closure for safety.  As there is no suitable diversion route available, amnesties will be provided at 9pm, 10pm, 12am, 2am and 4am each night. During these times vehicles will be safely escorted through the site under a 10mph convoy traffic management system. Emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times.

This section of the A83 will remain open during the daytime to keep disruption to a minimum, however, to ensure the safety of motorists a speed restriction of 30mph will remain in place as traffic will be running on a temporary surface.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “At this difficult time the safety of our employees and our supply chain remains a top priority during this surfacing project, and all personnel will be subject to strict physical distancing protocols in line with Government guidance to ensure they are kept safe.  Thorough risk assessments have been developed and cleansing stations will be implemented on site to ensure all staff remain safe.

“It is important this work is completed so that the A83 can be repaired at this location and ensure the trunk road network remains safe for key workers, deliveries and those making essential journeys. 

“For safety the road has to be closed overnight while we complete the work however, we’ve arranged for amnesties to be in place to allow any waiting traffic to pass through the project.

“As ever, we’ll do all we can to ensure that this project is completed as quickly and as safely as possible.”

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