BT upgrade sparks major road works
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.’