September 23, 2022

Highway maintenance vehicle


Works to start on Thursday 29 September for one day


On behalf of Transport Scotland, BEAR Scotland will be carrying out essential waterproofing investigation works for the future replacement of the Borlum Bridge, south of Drumnadrochit. Works are set to get underway on Thursday 29 September.


The investigation works are required to determine the existing carriageway build construction and the existing waterproofing layer that has been installed prior to full waterproofing refurbishments works taking place later this year. The works involve excavating three trial holes over the northbound carriageway and pedestrian footway.


The works are scheduled to start at 8am, with all works expected to be complete by 4.30pm, subject to weather conditions.


To ensure the safety of our roadworkers as well as motorists, a single lane closure on the northbound carriageway will be in place whilst the works are underway. The northbound footpath will also be closed with a diversion in place for pedestrians.


Commenting on the works, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “These essential waterproofing investigations will ensure the Borlum Bridge on the A82 continues to operate safely into the future.


“The traffic management is essential for ensuring the safety of our work force as well as motorists, and our teams will do all they can to carry out the work as quickly and safely as possible.


“We thank road users for their patience during these essential works as there will regrettably be disruption. We would encourage them to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website before they travel and allowing some extra time to reach their destination.”


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