OVERNIGHT SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS PLANNED ON THE A86 NEAR LOCH LAGGAN AND CILLE CHOIRIL

May 12, 2022

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Friday 20 May

 

ADDITIONAL OVERNIGHT CLOSURES REQUIRED TO COMPLETE SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS ON THE A86 AT CILLIE CHOIRIL

 

Please be advised that inclement weather earlier this week has impacted the ongoing resurfacing works on the A86 near Loch Laggan.

The project was due to be completed by 6am on Friday 20 May, however three additional road closures will be required from Sunday 22 May to complete resurfacing operations. The works on Sunday will take place between 10pm and 6am with work then being carried out between 8pm and 6am for the remaining two nights.

Traffic management will remain the same as originally planned, with work carried out using a full road closure. As there is no suitable diversion route available, amnesties will be provided at 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, midnight, 2am, and 4am each night. The 9pm and 10pm amnesties will not be required on Sunday night with vehicles being safely escorted through the site under a 10mph convoy traffic management system at these times. Road users are encouraged to arrive in good time to ensure they are accommodated within the amnesty period.

Outwith working hours, and to keep disruption to a minimum, a speed restriction of 30mph will remain in place on the A86 at the work sites as traffic will be running over a temporary surface.

Emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times.  Local access for residents and scheduled bus services will be maintained as far as reasonably practicable.

All relevant stakeholders have been informed of the changes.

Real-time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland .org, twitter at @trafficscotland or via the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.

 

 

 

 

Thursday 12 May

 

INCLEMENT WEATHER IMPACTS ONGOING SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS ON A86 NEAR LOCH LAGGAN

 

 

Please be advised that due to forecast inclement weather, the surfacing improvements being undertaken on the A86 will pause tonight with works set to resume on Sunday 15 May.

The surfacing improvements on the A86 west of Lochaber boundary was due to be completed by 6am on Thursday 12 May. Following the completion of works, overnight surfacing improvements were then due to be carried out on the A86 at Cillie Choiril from tonight (Thursday 12 May) for five nights.   However, the forecast weather conditions has led to the works being re-organised with completion now envisaged by Monday 23 May.

 

The programme of works is now scheduled as follows:

 

  • A86 west of Lochaber boundary – Sunday 15 May (one night)

Traffic management will remain the same as originally programmed, a full road closure will be implemented between 8pm and 6am to allow the works to be undertaken safely.  As there is no suitable diversion route available, amnesties (when work is suspended) will be provided at 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, midnight, 2am, and 4am each night. During these times vehicles will be safely escorted through the site under a 10mph convoy traffic management system. Road users are encouraged to arrive in good time to ensure they are accommodated within the amnesty period.

 

  • A86 Cille Choiril – Wednesday to Sunday 22 May (three nights, excluding Friday and Saturday nights)

Due to the narrow carriageway widths at this location, the A86 will be closed between 8pm and 6am to protect roadworkers and road users. As there is no suitable diversion route available, amnesties will be provided at 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, midnight, 2am, and 4am each night. During these times vehicles will be safely escorted through the site under a 10mph convoy traffic management system. Road users are encouraged to arrive in good time to ensure they are accommodated within the amnesty period.

 

 

The A86 will be open during the daytime, with a 30mph speed limit in place to ensure vehicles can safely pass through the works area on a temporary road surface, and emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times.

All relevant stakeholders have been informed of the programmed changes.

Real-time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland .org, twitter at @trafficscotland or via the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.

 

 

 

  • Planned surfacing project on A86 west of Lochaber Boundary now to commence on 9 May for three nights

  • Resurfacing works on the A86 at Cille Choiril to follow from Thursday 12 May for five nights

  • All works will require overnight road closures for safety between 8pm and 6am

 

Please be advised that the second phase of surfacing improvements to be implemented on the A86 west of Lochaber Boundary have been rescheduled.

The  works had been programmed to get underway on Sunday 1 May for three nights, however for operational reasons, the works will now commence on Monday 9 May and are expected to be completed by 6am Thursday 12 May.

Following the completion of the works west of Lochaber Boundary, overnight surfacing improvements will be carried out on the A86 at Cille Choiril from Thursday 12 May for five nights.

The programme of works is outlined below:

 

  • A86 west of Lochaber boundary – Monday 9 May to Wednesday 11 May (three nights)

Traffic management will remain the same as originally programmed, a full road closure will be implemented between 8pm and 6am to allow the works to be undertaken safely.  As there is no suitable diversion route available, amnesties (when work is suspended) will be provided at 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, 12am, 2am, and 4am each night. During these times vehicles will be safely escorted through the site under a 10mph convoy traffic management system. Road users are encouraged to arrive in good time to ensure they are accommodated within the amnesty period.

 

  • A86 Cille Choiril – Thursday 12 May to Wednesday 18 May (five nights, excluding Friday and Saturday nights) )

Due to the narrow carriageway widths at this location, the A86 will be closed between 8pm and 6am to protect roadworkers and road users. As there is no suitable diversion route available, amnesties will be provided at 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, 12am, 2am, and 4am each night. During these times vehicles will be safely escorted through the site under a 10mph convoy traffic management system. Road users are encouraged to arrive in good time to ensure they are accommodated within the amnesty period.

 

The A86 will be open during the daytime, with a 30mph speed limit in place to ensure vehicles can safely pass through the works area on a temporary road surface, and emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times.

All relevant stakeholders have been informed of the programmed changes.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “The surfacing improvements proposed on these sections of the A86 have had to be re-scheduled for operational reasons,  but will greatly improve the road surface for motorists on completion.

“The overnight closures are essential for ensuring the safety of road workers and motorists due to the narrow width of the road at these locations. We’ve taken steps to limit the overall impact of the project by carrying out the work overnight.

“Our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as they can, and we thank the local community and road users for their patience in advance while we work on this project. We encourage motorists to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information.”

Real-time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland .org, twitter at @trafficscotland or via the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org

SECOND PHASE OF OVERNIGHT CLOSURES REQUIRED FOR THE ONGOING SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS ON THE A86 NEAR LOCH LAGGAN RESCEDULED

Please be advised that the second phase of overnight closures required on the A86 west of Lochaber boundary have been rescheduled.

The second phase of overnight closures had been programmed to get underway on Tuesday 29 March for three nights, however due to inclement weather the works have been reprogrammed. Subject to weather conditions allowing, surfacing works west of Lochaber boundary will now commence on Sunday 1 May and is expected to be complete by Wednesday 4 May.

Traffic management will remain the same as originally programmed, a full road closure will be implemented between 8pm and 6am to allow the works to be undertaken safely.  As there is no suitable diversion route available, amnesties will be provided at 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, 12am, 2am, and 4am each night. During these times vehicles will be safely escorted through the site under a 10mph convoy traffic management system. Road users are encouraged to arrive in good time to ensure they are accommodated within the amnesty period.

Outwith working hours, and to keep disruption to a minimum, a speed restriction of 30mph will remain in place on the A86 as traffic will be running over a temporary surface.

Access through the works site for emergency services will be maintained at all times.

All relevant stakeholders have been informed of the changes.

Real-time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland .org, twitter at @trafficscotland or via the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org

 

Project to begin on Monday 14 March over three weeks

 

  • Overnight road closures in place for safety, 8pm to 6am

 

Motorists using the A86 near Loch Laggan are set to benefit from an improved road surface, with works due to get underway on Monday 14 March.

 

The programme of improvements will see over 2km of the A86 resurfaced, promoting better ride comfort and safer journeys for road users.

The project is scheduled to start on Monday 14 March and is expected to take place on two sites over three weeks, with all works anticipated to be completed by 6am on Friday 1 April, subject to weather conditions.

The programme of works is as follows:

 

  • A86 Tullochroam – Monday 14 March to Monday 28 March (11 nights, excluding Friday and Saturday nights), 8pm – 6am

Due to the narrow carriageway width at this location of the A86, a full road closure will be implemented between 8pm and 6am to allow the works to be undertaken safely. As there is no suitable diversion route available, amnesties will be provided at 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, 12am, 2am, and 4am each night. During these times vehicles will be safely escorted through the site under a 10mph convoy traffic management system. Road users are encouraged to arrive in good time to ensure they are accommodated within the amnesty period.

 

  • A86 west of Lochaber boundary (day-time) – Tuesday 15 March to Wednesday 16 March (two days), 7am – 7pm

A 10mph convoy system will be in place on the A86 between 7am and 7pm each day.

 

  • A86 west of Lochaber boundary (night-time) – Tuesday 29 March to Thursday 31 March (three nights)

Due to the narrow carriageway width at this location of the A86, a full road closure will be implemented between 8pm and 6am to allow the works to be undertaken safely.  As there is no suitable diversion route available, amnesties will be provided at 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, 12am, 2am, and 4am each night. During these times vehicles will be safely escorted through the site under a 10mph convoy traffic management system. Road users are encouraged to arrive in good time to ensure they are accommodated within the amnesty period.

 

 

Outwith working hours, and to keep disruption to a minimum, a speed restriction of 30mph will remain in place on the A86 as traffic will be running over a temporary surface.

Access through the works site for emergency services will be maintained at all times.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This surfacing project encompassing three locations on the A86 near Loch Laggan will help to address defects and greatly improve the route for road users.

“The planned overnight closures are essential to completing the works safely given to the narrow widths of the road at these locations. We’ve taken steps to limit the overall impact of the project as best we can, avoiding Friday and Saturday nights and by undertaking works overnight or by maintaining through traffic using convoy operation when conducting daytime works.

“Our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as they can, and we thank the local community and road users for their patience in advance.  We encourage road users to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information.”

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.