Two sections of the A82 between Tyndrum and Glencoe Village are set to benefit from an improved road surface as surfacing improvements worth £100,000 are due to begin from Wednesday night.
The project will involve upgrading the road surface on the A82 near the Pass of Glencoe as well as the A82 approximately five miles south of Glencoe Mountain Ski Centre. The work will address any defects in the road surface and create a smoother and safer journey for road users.
The improvements to the A82 are programmed to take place over three nights starting on Wednesday 19 August, from 8pm to 5am. Work is programmed as follows:
No work is planned for Friday or Saturday nights.
To ensure the safety of the workforce and members of the travelling public, the A82 will be closed overnight during the project. To help minimise disruption to road users and the local community, planned amnesties will be provided where waiting vehicles will be escorted safely through the worksite at 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, 12am, 2am and 4am.
During the daytime traffic management will be removed however a 30mph speed limit will be enforced as traffic will be running on a temporary surface. Access will be maintained for emergency services at all times.
Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government guidance, will be in place to ensure all teams are kept safe during the work.
Commenting on the improvements, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said:
“This £100,000 project for two locations through Glencoe will help address any defects in the road surface and create a smoother and safer journey for road users on this section of the A82.
“Due to the narrow road widths we have to close the road overnight for safety however we’ve arranged for amnesties to take place at set hours to help minimise any impact of the project and allow any waiting vehicles to safely pass through. We encourage users to arrive early prior to these times so they can be safely accommodated.
“Our teams will do all they can to complete this project as quickly and safely as possible. We thank the local community and travelling public for their patience in advance and also encourage them to plan their journeys ahead by checking Traffic Scotland for the most up to date journey 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.