A82 repair work green light
WORK on the A82 – which will see 12 days of road closures – has been approved following a public consultation.
The road works between Tarbet and Crianlarich will include repairs to a 400m crash barrier that was damaged when a HGV crashed through it in May.
Traffic will be diverted towards the A83 (Tarbet to Campbeltown), A819 (Inveraray to Dalmally) and A85 (Crianlarich to Oban) while the repairs take place.
The proposals from BEAR Scotland will also see 12 maintenance schemes carried out on the route from November 6, with the road re-opened at weekends and after 6pm.
The project will also include 3.5km of drainage between Tarbet and Inveruglas, road sign replacement, the installation of 1,300m of reflective barriers to improve visibility at bends and 26km of road markings.
Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West representative said: ‘Safety is our number one priority and unfortunately the only way we can safely replace the crash barrier is during the day.
‘To make full use of this closure, however, we’ll be carrying out 11 other schemes in addition to the barrier replacement.
‘We’re very aware of the impact our work can have on local communities, so wanted to share as much information as possible about our proposals to gauge their feedback.
‘Our teams are prepared to do all they can to minimise disruption as much as possible during these works and will work to complete the improvements as quickly and safely as they can.
‘We encourage road users to plan ahead by checking the Traffic Scotland website for journey information and leaving extra time for their journey.’