Driv­ers in dan­ger of 20-mile de­tour

Con­fu­sion warn­ing as A82 pot­hole work con­tin­ues

Lennox Herald - - NEWS - Carla Tal­bot

Driv­ers could wind up fac­ing an un­nec­es­sary 20-mile di­ver­sion to travel five miles from Mil­ton to Cly­de­bank as road­works con­tinue on the A82 this week.

The road be­tween Dun­glass Round­about and Dal­not­tar will be closed for overnight resur­fac­ing works un­til this Fri­day, with the wind­ing di­ver­sion through parts of Bears­den and Mil­ngavie in place to ac­com­mo­date high-sided ve­hi­cles.

While most ve­hi­cles can travel through Bowl­ing and Old Kil­patrick in or­der to reach Cly­de­bank, there will only be one di­ver­sion sign­posted, leav­ing driv­ers at risk of fol­low­ing the long route.

Scot­land Transerv said the rea­son for the di­ver­sion is that the width of the A82 makes it im­pos­si­ble to carry out this work safely with­out clos­ing the south­bound car­riage­way.

The £167,000 project is part of a se­ries of works on the A82, which has al­ready seen resur­fac­ing take place from Gar­shake Road to Dun­glass Round­about.

It is be­ing car­ried out by Scot­land TranServ to tackle is­sues with pot­holes over a 2km stretch of the south­bound car­riage­way.

The di­ver­sions will be in place from 8pm each night and lifted at 6am the fol­low­ing morn­ing.

Scot­land TranServ’s net­work area man­ager Brendan O’Sul­li­van said: “This is a sig­nif­i­cant stretch of the A82, con­nect­ing Dum­bar­ton and Loch Lomond to Glas­gow and Cly­de­bank.

“Work­ing in li­ai­son with Po­lice Scot­land, lo­cal au­thor­i­ties and key stake­hold­ers, we’ve sched­uled these works to cause min­i­mal im­pact on the lo­cal com­mu­nity and busi­ness.

“Work­ing out­with peak travel pe­ri­ods will al­low us to de­liver this pro­gramme quickly and ef­fi­ciently as pos­si­ble.”

The di­ver­sion route is: • Travel north­bound on the A82 trunk road to Stoney­mol­lan round­about. • Turn right on to the A811 and travel to the A809. • Turn right on to the A809 Stock­iemuir Road • In Mil­ngavie turn right on to the B8050 Bal­jaf­fray Road. • Con­tinue on the B8050 to the A810 • Turn right on to the A810 Dun­tocher Road to Hardgate round­about. • At Hardgate round­about turn left on to the A8014 to Kil­bowie Round­about. • At Kil­bowie round­about turn right on to the A82 north­bound car­riage­way.

We’ve sched­uled these works to cause min­i­mal im­pact on the lo­cal com­mu­nity

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