A83 land­slides prompt pledge

Argyllshire Advertiser - - REVIEW OF THE YEAR – JULY TO DECEMBER -

The Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment promised Ar­gyll would be at the front of the queue in the se­cond Strate­gic Trans­port Projects Re­view after two land­slides at the Rest and be Thank­ful closed the road for nine days.

Though mit­i­ga­tion work is ac­cepted by most as far from a so­lu­tion, it will be com­pleted be­fore a more per­ma­nent an­swer is found to keep Ar­gyll con­nected after land­slides.

The lim­i­ta­tions of mit­i­ga­tion mea­sures on the A83 were summed up by one lady who said: ‘When I am sit­ting at the traf­fic lights I am shak­ing, al­ways look­ing up the hill won­der­ing if it will come down.’

Work goes on to clear the 3,000 tonnes that came down the slope over two days.

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