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A86 RESURFACING PROJECTS

From : 19th July 2020

To : 3rd August 2020

Posted : 13th July 2020

Thursday 23 July 

 

**MEDIA UPDATE: ONGOING SURFACING PROJECT ON A86 BETWEEN TULLOCH** AND NEWTONMORE EXTENDED BY TWO NIGHTS

Please be advised that due to operational reasons two additional nights of work are required for the ongoing surfacing improvements on the A86 between Tulloch and Newtonmore.

Work will continue for an extra night tonight, Thursday 23 July, at Creag Meagaidh before teams begin work at the next location at West of Laggan Dam from Sunday 26 July which also requires an additional night of work.

The third project in the programme of work at East of Newtonmore will now start on Wednesday 29 July for four nights.

Due to the narrow carriageway widths at these locations of the A86, work will be undertaken using a full road closure between 8pm and 5am each night to ensure the safety of road workers and motorists.

The project is now scheduled to take place as follows:

 

  • A86 Creag Meagaidh – Sunday 19 July to Thursday 23 July (five nights)

Overnight road closures in place for safety.

Amnesties will be provided at 9pm, 10pm, 12am, 2am and 4am to allow waiting vehicles to be escorted through the site safely under a 10mph convoy system. Alternatively, there will be a diversion route via Inverness.

 

  • A86 West of Laggan Dam – Sunday 26 July to Tuesday 28 July (three nights)

Overnight road closure in place for safety.

Amnesties will be provided at 9pm, 10pm, 12am, 2am and 4am to allow waiting vehicles to be escorted through the site safely under a 10mph convoy system. Alternatively, there will be a diversion route via Inverness.

 

  • A86 East of Newtonmore – Wednesday 29 July to Monday 3 August (four nights, excluding Friday and Saturday nights)

Overnight road closure in place for safety.

No amnesties will be provided as a signed diversion route via the B9150 will be in place which adds five minutes to the journey time between Newtonmore and Kingussie.

The road will be open outwith working hours to keep disruption to a minimum, however a speed restriction of 30mph will remain in place as traffic will be running over a temporary surface.

Access through the works site for emergency services will be maintained at all times.  All stakeholders have been informed of the changes to programme.

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

 


Overnight Essential Surfacing Improvements Planned for three locations on A86

Project to begin from Sunday 19 July for ten nights

  • Overnight road closures in place for safety, 8pm to 5am

 

Essential surfacing improvements across three locations on the A86 are set to get underway from Sunday 19 July.

The project will see a total of one mile of road resurfaced on the A86 between Tulloch and Newtonmore, creating a smoother and safer road for motorists.

The improvements are scheduled to start on Sunday 19 July and will take up to ten nights to compete. The project will take place between 8pm and 5am each night with surfacing due to be completed by 5am Friday 31 July. No works are planned for Friday or Saturday nights.

Due to the narrow carriageway widths at these locations of the A86, work will be undertaken using a full road closure to ensure the safety of road workers and motorists.

The programme of work is outlined as follows:

 

  • A86 Creag Meagaidh – Sunday 19 July to Wednesday 22 July (four nights)

Overnight road closures in place for safety.

Amnesties will be provided at 9pm, 10pm, 12am, 2am and 4am to allow waiting vehicles to be escorted through the site safely under a 10mph convoy system. Alternatively, there will be a diversion route via Inverness.

 

  • A86 West of Laggan Dam – Thursday 23 July to Sunday 26 July (two nights, excluding Friday and Saturday nights)

Overnight road closure in place for safety.

Amnesties will be provided at 9pm, 10pm, 12am, 2am and 4am to allow waiting vehicles to be escorted through the site safely under a 10mph convoy system. Alternatively, there will be a diversion route via Inverness.

 

  • A86 East of Newtonmore – Monday 27 July to Thursday 30 July (four nights)

Overnight road closure in place for safety.

No amnesties will be provided as a signed diversion route via the B9150 will be in place which adds 5 minutes to the journey time between Newtonmore and Kingussie.

 

The road will be open outwith working hours to keep disruption to a minimum, however a speed restriction of 30mph will remain in place as traffic will be running over a temporary surface.

Access through the works site for emergency services will be maintained at all times.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This surfacing project across these three locations of A86 will help address any defects and greatly improve the surface for motorists.  

“The overnight closures are essential for ensuring the safety of road workers and motorists due to the narrow widths of the road at these locations. We’ve taken steps to limit the overall impact of the project by carrying out the work overnight and avoiding working on Friday and Saturday nights.

“We’ve changed our ways of working to ensure all staff and the local community are kept safe at all times, and all personnel will be subject to strict physical distancing protocols in line with Scottish guidance.  Thorough risk assessments have been developed and cleansing stations will be implemented on site to ensure all staff remain safe.

“Our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as they can, and we thank the local community and road users for their patience in advance while we complete these projects. We encourage motorists to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel 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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