Work starts on A83 road sur­face up­grade

The Oban Times - - News -

MO­TORISTS us­ing the A83 to the north of Glaschoine, near Cairn­dow, will ben­e­fit from an im­proved road sur­face as works with a value of £105,000 are car­ried out in the first two weeks of Septem­ber.

Im­prove­ments to the 590m sec­tion of the A83 be­gan on Mon­day and are likely to take up to two weeks to com­plete. The work is be­ing car­ried out be­tween 7am and 7pm each day from Mon­day to Fri­day with no works planned at week­ends. Due to the re­stricted width of the car­riage­way on this sec­tion of the A83 and to en­sure the safety of road users and road work­ers, a 10mph con­voy sys­tem will be in op­er­a­tion while the work is un­der­taken.

Traf­fic man­age­ment will be re­moved out­with work­ing hours to keep dis­rup­tion to a min­i­mum, although a speed re­stric­tion of 30mph will re­main in place as traf­fic will be run­ning on a tem­po­rary sur­face.

Ed­die Ross, of BEAR Scot­land, said: ‘These es­sen­tial works will im­prove the ex­ist­ing road sur­face and ad­dress any cracks or pot­holes in the road, en­hanc­ing the safety of the A83 at this sec­tion. Some de­lays are in­evitable and we would there­fore en­cour­age mo­torists to plan their jour­ney ahead, where pos­si­ble.’

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