Round­about will re­place In­ver­lochy traf­fic lights

The Oban Times - - News -

A ROUND­ABOUT is to be built in Fort Wil­liam to re­place traf­fic lights at In­ver­lochy junc­tion.

Plans by trunk road main­te­nance group BEAR Scot­land are un­der way for the work on the A82, which it is hoped will re­duce con­ges­tion.

Con­struc­tion is due to start early next year and it is not known how long it will last, but a BEAR spokesper­son said the com­pany would en­sure work avoids busy pe­ri­ods such as Easter.

The spokesper­son added: ‘We will con­tinue to work with key stake­hold­ers to en­sure mem­bers of the coun­cil and the lo­cal com­mu­nity are kept in­formed of ac­tiv­ity. We will also be do­ing all we can to en­sure we min­imise dis­rup­tion to mo­torists as much as pos­si­ble.’

But High­land coun­cil­lor and Lochaber area leader, Thomas MacLen­nan, thinks the work

is un­nec­es­sary and con­ges­tion could be re­duced by ad­just­ing sen­sors on the traf­fic lights.

He said: ‘Four years ago a quar­ter of a mil­lion pounds was spent on the present lights and I have been told the sen­sors are not po­si­tioned in the most ef­fec­tive way.

‘Maybe if the sen­sors were put in the right place the lights would work bet­ter, but we’ll just have to wait and see how a round­about works out.’

We’ll just have to see how a round­about works out

Thomas MacLen­nan

Coun­cil­lor and area leader

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