BT up­grade sparks ma­jor road works

The Oban Times - - News -

MA­JOR road works are soon to be­gin in Fort Wil­liam as BT be­gin im­prove­ments in the area.

Old equip­ment from the communications busi­ness will be re­moved at the A82/A830 junc­tion at Lochy bridge from Novem­ber 16 and is ex­pected to last three weeks.

How­ever, the en­tire project could take eight months to com­plete, with traf­fic man­age­ment ex­pected to be in place at ‘ var­i­ous lo­ca­tions’ on the A82.

The route will be down to one lane, but Fraser Row­berry, Scot­land gen­eral man­ager for BT’s Open­reach, said dis­rup­tion has been min­imised: ‘Open­reach has ar­ranged the works to en­sure that there are two lanes in op­er­a­tion through­out the day with any lane clo­sures at night time. This duct-lay­ing work and the ma­jor­ity of the new ca­bling and the re­dun­dant cable re­moval will there­fore take place at night to re­duce traf­fic con­ges­tion through the town.

‘ We’ll be mak­ing ev­ery ef­fort to min­imise the timescale of the works and any in­con­ve­nience to road users.

‘I’d like to ask driv­ers to bear with us as we carry out this nec­es­sary work to keep Fort Wil­liam and its en­vi­rons in touch with the rest of the world.’

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