Road work closure times changed
CONTROVERSIAL plans to close the A82 at Glencoe from 7pm-7am for resurfacing work next month have been changed.
Bear Scotland had planned to close a section of the A82 near Tulla Cottage in May to carry out £260,000 of resurfacing improvements, but following numerous representations from the community, and intervention from the A82 Partnership, closures times were amended to 9pm to 7am.
The work will take place from Sunday May 7 to May 22, excluding Fridays and Saturdays.
Traffic will be diverted via the A828 Ballachulish and A85 at Connel.
BEAR said following initial consultation in March, it has taken on board the feedback and the working hours had now been reduced.
A spokesperson for BEAR Scotland said: ‘Unfortunately a height restriction is in place on the diversion route for vehicles over 13’ 9” (4.2m) at the A828 Connel Bridge, and motorists exceeding this are encouraged to find an alternative route during working hours.
‘Alternatively, vehicles in excess of the height restriction can travel along the A82 to Tulla Cottage where they, along with motorists requiring local access only, will be stacked and escorted through the work site when it is safe to do so. The road will be open to all traffic as normal outwith working hours.’