August 31, 2022

Works begin on Tuesday 6th September for three nights

  • Overnight road closure in place for safety


On behalf of Transport Scotland, BEAR Scotland will be carrying out surfacing improvements on the A887/A87 junction at Bun Loyne, with works set to begin on Tuesday 6th September.

The improvements will involve resurfacing the road to make it more durable and resilient against inclement weather, as well as providing a safer road for road users.

The works are programmed to take place over three nights, with works planned between 7pm and 7am each night. All works are anticipated to be complete by 7am Friday 9th September, subject to weather conditions.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers as well as motorists, a 10mph convoy system will be in place throughout the works. The convoy system will be removed outwith working hours; however, a 30mph speed limit will remain in place as traffic will be travelling over a temporary surface.

Regrettably, due to the nature of the works the A87 junction will be closed each night for safety. Traffic travelling on the A87 southbound will be diverted via Invermoriston and Invergarry. Traffic travelling on the A87 northbound will be diverted via Invergarry and Invermoriston. This diversion via the A887 and A82 will add 16 miles and 20 minutes to journeys.

Emergency service vehicles will be permitted to pass through the site during the working period.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said “these essential resurfacing works for the A887/A87 junction at Bun Loyne will upgrade the existing road surface, greatly improving the surface quality and safety for road users. The traffic management proposed is essential for ensuring safety of both roadworkers and motorists. Our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as they can, and we thank the local community and road users for their patience in advance while we complete the works. We encourage motorists to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up-to-date travel information.”

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org or twitter @trafficscotland.