June 20, 2022

Project to begin from Wednesday 29 June for ten nights

  • Overnight road closures in place for safety, 8pm to 5am


A section of the A83 at Brenfield Bay is set to benefit from an improved road surface with work set to get underway on Wednesday 29 June.

The £260,000 investment from Transport Scotland will involve improvements over an 860 metre section of the A83, creating a safer and smoother journey for road users.

The overnight project is expected to take place over ten nights, with works undertaken between 8pm and 5am each night and full completion expected by 5am on Wednesday 13 July. No work will be undertaken on Friday or Saturday nights.

Due to the narrow road widths present at this location on the A83, work will be carried out using a full road closure to allow the works to be undertaken safely.  Amnesty periods will be provided at 9pm, 10pm, midnight, 2am and 4am. Road users are encouraged to arrive prior to these times to ensure they are accommodated within the amnesty periods.

To keep disruption to a minimum the A83 will be open during the daytime; however, a reduced speed limit will be in place and road users should drive with care as they will be running on a temporary road surface.

Consultation has been carried out with emergency services and relevant stakeholders to make them aware of traffic management arrangements.  Emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times, and local access for residents and scheduled bus services will be maintained as far as reasonably practicable.

Commenting on the improvements, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This surfacing project on the A83 at Brenfield Bay will help address any defects and greatly improve this section for road users.

“The overnight closures are essential to the safe completion of the works given the narrow widths of the A83 at this location. We’ve taken steps to limit the overall impact of the project by carrying out the work overnight.

“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. 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, twitter at @trafficscotland or the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.