Road work clo­sure times changed

The Oban Times - - Lochaber Times & Oban Times -

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.’

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