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A new £1.1 million project gets under way this month to replace a ‘sub-standard’ culvert which supports the A82 trunk road near Tyndrum.
Works to replace the culvert, located at Clifton on the western edge of Tyndrum, will begin on Monday November 12 for up to six months.
BEAR Scotland explained: ‘The existing culvert is in poor condition and showing signs of continuing deterioration, meaning extensive works are now required to ensure the structure is safe for road users.
‘The replacement structure has been designed with a 120-year design life, helping to ensure the road will continue to function safely for years to come. In addition, an improved safety barrier will also be installed at this location to improve road user safety on this stretch of the A82.
‘To allow the installation of the new culvert to take place, a temporary two-way diversion road will be constructed next to the site, allowing road users to safely continue their journeys on the A82 with minimal impact during the project.
‘A reduced speed limit of 30mph will be implemented for the safety of road workers and motorists throughout the project. Temporary traffic lights will be used to control the flow of traffic whilst the temporary road is constructed, which is expected to be completed before the festive period.’
Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s north-west representative, said: ‘Our teams will do all they can to carry out the project as quickly and safely as possible, however we encourage all road users to follow the temporary traffic management and 30mph speed restriction during the project for their own safety as well as that of our construction teams.
‘We also encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date journey information and leave some extra time before they travel.’