Work starts on Criche Bridge
WORK has started to widen the carriageway on Criche Bridge, west of Glenfinnan, on the Road to the Isles.
So far five bridges have been renewed on the A830 in a £10m programme to improve one of Scotland’s most scenic routes.
Work began on Criche Bridge, at Arieniskill, on Monday. It is being carried out by BEAR Scotland on behalf of Transport Scotland. A temporary bridge will be installed as a diversion, with temporary traffic lights and a 30mph speed limit in place.
The bridge spans an environmentally sensitive watercourse, which means the work needs to be carried out over the summer.
Dearg Bridge was the first structure to be completed in December 2014, followed by the replacement of Garbh and Utha Bridges in late 2015.
Ranochan and Arieniskill were the fourth and fifth structures to be completed in 2016.