150-tonne crag being removed from A82

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PREPARATION work to remove a dangerous overhanging rock from above the A82 near Fort William got underway this week.

Project manager Alan Dickerson said 100 workmen will be working round the clock to remove the 150-tonne crag, with a minimum of 25 people working on site per shift.

The operation, one mile north of the Corran Ferry, will be carried out by Ballachulish-based contractors Geo-rope, Forestry Commission Scotland and consultants Coffey and will close the lifeline route from December 9-11.

For more details see this week’s Oban Times, November 18 2011 or on line at www.obantimes.co.uk/digital

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