April 19, 2023

  • Overnight road closures 8pm to 5am.
  • A82 North of Loch Tulla 2 and 3 May.
  • A82 North of Kingshouse 4 to 23 May.

BEAR Scotland, Transport Scotland’s operating company, are set to start road surface improvements at two locations on the A82 between Achallader and Altnafeadh in May, with 1.3km of road being resurfaced.

The project will start at the A82 North of Loch Tulla on Tuesday 2 May for two nights. Resurfacing works will then move to the A82 North of Kingshouse on Thursday 4 May, with works concluding on Tuesday 23 May.

Works will take place between 8pm and 5am each night. No works are planned for Friday or Saturday nights, or Sunday 7 and Monday 8 May due to the King’s Coronation bank holiday.

To ensure the safety of road workers and motorists, the works will be undertaken under overnight road closures in both directions between Achallader and Altnafeadh each work night. A signed diversion route via the A85 and A828 will be in place, adding an additional 23 miles for road users travelling between Tyndrum and Ballachulish.

Amnesty periods will be provided each night (except Thursday 4 May) at 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, midnight, 2am and 4am. Motorists are encouraged to arrive prior to these times, to ensure they are accommodated. The road will be open outwith working hours to keep disruption to a minimum, however a speed restriction of 30mph will remain in place as traffic will be running over a temporary surface.

Access through the works site for emergency services will be maintained on all nights, excluding Thursday 4 May as works will be taking place over the narrow River Etive Bridge.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “These surfacing projects on the A82 will help address defects and reduce the need for ongoing maintenance. The projects will also improve the road surface, creating a smoother ride for road users.

“Traffic management is essential to ensure the safety of both roadworkers and motorists. Regrettably there will be some delays, but our teams will do all they can to complete the scheme as safely and quickly as possible, and we thank the local community and road users for their patience in advance while we complete these projects. We’ve taken steps to limit the overall impact of the projects by carrying out the works overnight, providing amnesties where possible and avoiding working on Friday and Saturday nights. We encourage motorists to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up-to-date travel information.”