August 24, 2022

Project to begin on Sunday 4 September for two nights

  • Overnight road closures to be implemented 4 and 5 September, 8pm to 7am


On behalf of Transport Scotland, BEAR Scotland will be carrying out essential surfacing improvements north of the A82 Laggan Swing Bridge, with works commencing Sunday 4 September.

The project will see around 250 metres of the A82 north of Laggan Swing Bridge resurfaced, creating a smoother and safer road for motorists.

The works will take place two nights to complete, with works scheduled to take place between 8pm and 7am each night. All works are expected to be complete by 7am Tuesday 6 September, subject to weather conditions.

Due to narrow carriageway widths on the A82, and to protect roadworkers and road users, a full road closure will be in place during working hours.  As there is no suitable diversion route for this section of the A82, vehicles will be held at either side of the work site until they can be escorted through the area safely using set amnesty periods (when work is suspended) at 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, 12am, 2am and 4am. The A82 will be open outwith working hours to keep disruption to a minimum, however a speed restriction of 30-mph will remain in place as traffic will be running over a temporary surface.

Access through the works site for emergency services will be maintained at all times.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “These surfacing projects on the A82 will help address defects and greatly improve road surface for motorists.

“The overnight closures are essential for the safety of road workers and motorists due to the narrow width of the road at this location. We’ve taken steps to limit the overall impact of the project by carrying out the work overnight and by providing amnesty periods for traffic to pass.

“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 these works. 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.

Materials removed from the existing carriageway will be recycled using SEPA approved methods.