£200,000 OVERNIGHT SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED FOR A82 NORTH OF ABERCHALDER SWING BRIDGE

June 28, 2021

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Project set to begin from Wednesday 30 June for five nights

  • Overnight road closures in place for safety each night, 8pm-6am excluding Friday and Saturday nights

 

A section of the A82 north of Aberchalder Swing Bridge is set to benefit from an improved road surface with works set to get underway on Wednesday.

The project will see almost one kilometre of road resurfaced on the A82, creating a smoother and safer journey for road users.

The overnight project is scheduled to start on Wednesday 30 June and will take up to five nights to complete. The surfacing improvements will take place between 8pm and 6am with all work scheduled to be completed by the morning of Wednesday 7 July, subject to weather conditions. No works are programmed to take place on Friday or Saturday nights.

Due to the narrow carriageway width associated with the A82 at this location, work will be carried out using a full road closure to ensure the safety of operatives and road users alike. A signed diversion will be in place via the A87 and A887 during working hours. Access for residents within the scheme extents will be maintained, however short delays should be expected while the site is made safe for local traffic to pass.

The A82 will be open during the daytime, with a 30mph speed limit in place to ensure vehicles can safely pass through the work site on a temporary road surface.

Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times.

Strict physical distancing protocols, in accordance with Scottish Government COVID-19 guidance, will be implemented to protect operatives, such that they remain safe at all times.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This £200,000 surfacing project north of Aberchalder Swing Bridge will greatly improve the quality and safety for road users at this section of the A82.

“The overnight closures are necessary in order to protect operatives and road users given the narrow width of the carriageway. We’ve taken steps to limit the overall impact of the project by doing the work at night and avoiding Friday and Saturday nights when the route is busier.

“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 this project. We encourage motorists to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information.”

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.