A82 re­pair work green light

Argyllshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

WORK on the A82 – which will see 12 days of road clo­sures – has been ap­proved fol­low­ing a pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion.

The road works be­tween Tar­bet and Cri­an­larich will in­clude re­pairs to a 400m crash bar­rier that was dam­aged when a HGV crashed through it in May.

Traf­fic will be di­verted to­wards the A83 (Tar­bet to Camp­bel­town), A819 (In­ver­aray to Dal­mally) and A85 (Cri­an­larich to Oban) while the re­pairs take place.

The pro­pos­als from BEAR Scot­land will also see 12 main­te­nance schemes car­ried out on the route from Novem­ber 6, with the road re-opened at week­ends and af­ter 6pm.

The project will also in­clude 3.5km of drainage be­tween Tar­bet and In­veru­glas, road sign re­place­ment, the in­stal­la­tion of 1,300m of re­flec­tive bar­ri­ers to im­prove vis­i­bil­ity at bends and 26km of road mark­ings.

Ed­die Ross, BEAR Scot­land’s North West rep­re­sen­ta­tive said: ‘Safety is our num­ber one pri­or­ity and un­for­tu­nately the only way we can safely re­place the crash bar­rier is dur­ing the day.

‘To make full use of this clo­sure, how­ever, we’ll be car­ry­ing out 11 other schemes in ad­di­tion to the bar­rier re­place­ment.

‘We’re very aware of the im­pact our work can have on lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties, so wanted to share as much in­for­ma­tion as pos­si­ble about our pro­pos­als to gauge their feed­back.

‘Our teams are pre­pared to do all they can to min­imise dis­rup­tion as much as pos­si­ble dur­ing these works and will work to com­plete the im­prove­ments as quickly and safely as they can.

‘We en­cour­age road users to plan ahead by check­ing the Traf­fic Scot­land web­site for jour­ney in­for­ma­tion and leav­ing ex­tra time for their jour­ney.’

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