Interim road keeps traffic flowing in Tyndrum

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Commuters can breathe a sigh of relief now that a new two-lane temporary diversion road has opened at Tyndrum.

Part of the £1.1 million A82 Clifton culvert replacement scheme, this interim measure will allow vehicles to safely pass by ongoing works without a lengthy wait at traffic lights.

Work is now under way to replace the existing deteriorating culvert, on the western edge of Tyndrum. The replacement structure has been designed to have a 120-year life span, helping to ensure the road will continue to function safely while new safety barriers will also be installed.

The temporary two-lane diversion road will remain in place until the culvert replacement works are completed. Traffic lights will be used to control the flow of traffic while the temporary road is being removed during the final stage of the project in the spring. The works are due to be completed in May.

A reduced speed limit of 30mph is in place on the temporary diversion road for the safety of workers and motorists.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s north-west representative, said: ‘We are delighted that the scheme at Clifton culvert is progressing well, and the installation of the two-lane temporary diversion road will help ensure that any disruption to motorists is kept to a minimum while we carry out this essential project.

‘We encourage all road users to follow any signs or traffic management that is in place for their own safety as well as that of our teams and remind them to plan ahead and leave some extra time before they travel.’

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland at www.trafficscotland.org or twitter @trafficscotland.