January 14, 2022


Works to begin from Monday 17 January for nine days


A section of the A85 at Arrivain is to benefit from an improved road surface with work set to get underway on Monday 17 January.

The proposed improvements will see almost 1.2km of the A85 resurfaced, creating a smoother and safer route for road users.

The works are scheduled to begin on Monday 17 January and are expected to take place over nine days between 7am and 7pm. All work is scheduled to be completed by 7pm Tuesday 25 January, subject to weather conditions.

To protect roadworkers and road users, a 10mph convoy system will be in place whilst resurfacing operations are being undertaken. Traffic management will be removed outwith working hours, however a temporary 30mph speed limit will remain in place as vehicles will be travelling over a temporary surface.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s Representative for the North West, said: “This surfacing project at Arrivain will greatly improve the quality and safety of this section of the A85 for road users.

“The 10mph convoy system is essential for the safety of our teams and motorists, however we have taken steps to minimise disruption by removing traffic management outwith working hours.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance and would also encourage them to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information.”

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