On behalf of Transport Scotland, BEAR Scotland will be undertaking essential bridge repairs to the A830 Arienskill Rail Bridge east of Lochailort, from Monday 1 August.
The works involve repairing the concrete parapets, a process that involves breaking out defective concrete and re-casting new concrete on the bridge edge beam. The dilapidated timber fence at the railway boundary is also to be replaced.
The project is scheduled to take three days to complete, with works taking place between 8am and 4pm on Monday 1 August and then 3.30pm – 10.40pm on Tuesday 2 and Wednesday 3 August. All works are expected to be complete by 10.40pm on Wednesday 3 August, subject to weather conditions.
To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists, temporary traffic lights and a 30mph will be in place. The traffic management will be removed outwith working hours.
Commenting on the proposals, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “These essential repairs to the Arienskill Rail Bridge on the A830 will ensure the structure remains in a safe working condition.
“The traffic management proposed is essential to the safety of our roadworkers as well as road users. We have taken steps to minimise disruption by removing traffic management outwith working hours.
“Our team will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible. We thank road users for their patience in advance and encourage them to plan their journey by checking the Traffic Scotland website and allow some extra time to complete their journeys.”
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