Please be advised that overnight bridge maintenance works on the A82 Laggan Swing Bridge, due to be completed this Friday night (17 February), have been extended by one night, due to a delay caused by circumstances out of our control. The night time road closure will now include Saturday 18 February from 9.30pm to 6am on Sunday 19 February.
The repairs to the Laggan Swing Bridge are part of a Transport Scotland project, which will see an investment of £1,300,000 in the A82 Aberchalder and Laggan Swing Bridges. The project involves replacing worn mechanical components and repairing the road, so that the A82 swing bridges, approach roads and canal continue to operate safely in the long term. This section of the A82 is used by around 3,500 vehicles every day.
The bridge needs to be swung into the canal open position to allow work to be carried out, so the full road closures are needed to protect workers and road users. Access through the works site for emergency services will be maintained. The A82 will be open outside night-time working hours to keep disruption to a minimum.
A diversion route is in place:
Leaving the A82 at Spean Bridge, then via the A86 to join the A9 at Kingussie, then via the A9 to re-join the A82 at Inverness and vice versa.
Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.traffic.gov.scot or Twitter at @trafficscotland.
Materials removed from the existing bridges will be recycled using SEPA approved methods.