Roadworks expected to cause delays on Jura

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Motorists on Jura face delays this month as roadworks get under way.

Roads in and around Craighouse will partially close for nine days, starting yesterday (Wednesday August 8), for re-treading. A second phase of repairs will start on September 10 when the A846 carriageway to Ardfin will be resurfaced in a 10-day operation.

With no alternative routes around the island, delays are anticipated, especially between noon and mid-afternoon.

The Craighouse operation will stretch from one mile north of Craighouse Pier Road to approximately two miles south, through the village towards Ardfin.

The extent of the works will be marked out this week with warning signs informing drivers and passing places created in Ardfin to help ease congestion.

It is anticipated the A846 will stay partially open during the work in September.

The scheduled works – costing £160,000 and £200,000 respectively – are the only planned cases of road repairs on Jura until at least April 2019.