August 20, 2021

Works begin Sunday 29 August for six nights


Overnight surfacing improvements worth £170,000 are set to get underway on a section of the A82 Inverlochy Castle near Torlundy later this month.

The project will improve around 500m of the A82 at Inverlochy Castle, creating a smoother and safer journey for road users of this section of the A82 outside of Fort William.

The overnight improvements are scheduled to begin on Sunday 29 August and are expected to take six nights to complete. The project will take place between 8pm and 6am each night with all works due to be completed by 6am on Monday 6 September, subject to weather conditions. No works are planned for Friday and Saturday nights.

To ensure the safety of roadworkers and road users, a 10mph convoy system will be in place whilst works are being undertaken. Traffic management will be removed during the daytime, however a temporary 30mph speed limit will remain in place as traffic will be travelling over a temporary surface.

Commenting on the improvements, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This £170,000 surfacing project on the A82 near Torlundy will address any defects on this two plus one section of the route, improving safety for road users .

“The traffic management proposed is essential to ensure the safety of our teams and road users, however we have taken steps to minimise disruption as much as possible by carrying out the work at night.

“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 is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org or twitter @trafficscotland.