July 21, 2022

Works begin on Sunday 24 July for four nights

  • Overnight road closures, 8pm to 6am


Two sections of the A828 south of Dallachulish are set to benefit from an improved road surface, with works set to get underway on Sunday 24 July.

The £120,000 investment from Transport Scotland will see approximately 500m of the A828 resurfaced between Barcaldine and Creagan, creating a safer and smoother journey for road users.

The project is expected to take four nights to complete, with works taking place between 8pm and 6am each night. All works are anticipated to be completed by 6am on Thursday 28 July, subject to weather conditions.

Due to the narrow road widths in this area and to ensure the safety of our roadworkers as well as road users, the A828 between Barcaldine and Creagan will be closed during working hours. A signed diversion route will be in place via the A82 and A85, adding an additional 50 minutes to journey times. To minimise disruption to traffic, amnesty periods (when work is temporarily suspended) will be provided at 9pm, 10pm, 12am, 2am and 4am, where vehicles will be escorted through the works. Out with working hours, the road will be re-opened and a 30mph speed limit will be in place through the resurfacing sites to ensure vehicles can safely pass over the temporary road surface.

Emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times. Local access for residents, businesses and scheduled bus services will be maintained when it is safe to pass through the work area.

Consultation has taken place with relevant stakeholders in advance of the resurfacing improvements to ensure awareness of the traffic management arrangements.

Commenting on the improvements, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This surfacing project on the south of Dallachulish will greatly improve the quality and safety of this section of the A828 for road users.

“The traffic management proposed is essential for the safety of roadworkers and road users given the narrow road widths at these locations. We’ve taken steps to limit the overall impact of the project by programming the road closures to be in operation overnight and by providing amnesty periods to allow traffic to pass through the site when safe to do so.

“We thank road users  for their patience in advance and would also encourage them 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, twitter at @trafficscotland or the mobile site my.trafficscoltand.org.