Speed restriction slammed
AN A82 campaign group has condemned Transport Scotland’s decision to reduce the speed limit between Fort William and North Ballachulish, writes Ellie Forbes.
The A82 Partnership expressed its disappointment at the decision to downgrade the speed limit from 60mph to 50mph, saying that Transport Scotland should instead be investing the required funds needed to upgrade the stretch of road.
The group is calling for action following the appearance of long black poles covered in black plastic bags on the side of the road.
Stewart Maclean of the A82 partnership said: ‘These poles herald the imminent implementation of the results of Transport Scotland’s 2012 Speed Limit Review (revised in February 2015) and a reduction in the speed limit from 60mph to 50mph between North Ballachulish and Fort William.
‘The A82 Partnership continue to make representations to have this road upgraded and view this speed limit reduction as acceptance by Transport Scotland that the road does not comply with their criteria for a national speed limit of 60mph.’
Mr Maclean also said that drivers would have to change their speed eight times when travelling from Glencoe to Fort William, dropping between 60mph and 30mph.