September 14, 2022

Works begin on Wednesday 21 September for one night

–           Overnight road closure in place for safety

On behalf of Transport Scotland, BEAR Scotland will be carrying out surfacing improvements on the A86 at Old Tullochroam at Loch Laggan, with works set to get underway on Wednesday 21 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 will take place between 7pm and 7am, with all works expected to be complete by 7am Thursday 22 September, subject to weather conditions.

Due to restricted road widths through this section of the A86, we have no option but to close the carriageway in both directions to ensure the safety of our roadworkers and the travelling public. Whilst the A86 is closed, amnesty periods (when work is suspended) will be provided at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm,12pm, 2am and 4am to allow waiting vehicles to be escorted safely through the site. Outwith working hours, traffic management will be removed; however, a 30mph speed limit will remain in place as traffic will be travelling over a temporary surface.

Emergency service vehicles will be allowed to pass through the site throughout the working period.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said “These essential resurfacing works will upgrade the existing road surface, greatly improving the quality and safety for road users on the A86.

“The traffic management proposed is essential in ensuring the safety of our roadworkers as well as motorists. Our teams will do all they can to complete the works as safely and quickly as possible.

“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 planning information can be obtained by visiting www.traffic.gov.scot or twitter @trafficscotland.