Transport minister confirms A82 to be widened
THE A82 between Tarbet and Inverarnan is set to become a 7.3m wide carriageway, the Scottish Government confirmed today.
Transport minister Humza Yousaf announced Transport Scotland will take forward this design as the preferred option at the A82 summit in Crianlarich on Friday.
The Scottish Government invested £11 million last year on the A82, and is investing a further £11 million this year.
Mr Yousaf said: ‘ We have looked at the evidence for the A82 and there has been a marked increase in traffic flows suggesting the need for a wider carriageway on the challenging stretch from Tarbet to Inverarnan.’
Argyll and Bute Council’s policy lead for roads and amenity, Councillor Roddy McCuish, said: ‘ This work will deliver better two-way access for HGVs and a safer route due to the 7.3m width, and also mean future maintenance can be single lane closures as the additional width provides more resilience and reliability.’
At Oban Community Council on Monday evening Mr McCuish again welcomed the news and said he would be working with the government to ensure enough signs were was in place to make the road to Oban attractive from Tyndrum.