Drivers face disruption and delays on A828

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Motorists using the A828 face disruption and delays as a result of roadworks between Barcaldine and Keil.

The works will take place over two weeks, starting on Sunday February 24.

The project, which will cost more than £370,000, will affect four key locations on the route.

BEAR Scotland said the improvements will make the roads smoother and safer for everyone.

The A828 at Keil will close for two nights on Sunday February 24, from 7pm to 6am.

The stretch of the road at Creagan Roundabout will close for three nights starting on Tuesday February 26, also from 7pm to 6am.

And over the same timings, the A828 at Barcaldine will close for two nights on Tuesday February 26.

All the overnight closures are being deemed essential to ensure the safety of those working on the roads.

There will also be disruptions at Appin House, starting on Wednesday March 6 for three days. The road will be operating under a 10mph convoy system, which will operate from 7am till 7pm. However, the road will not close.

BEAR Scotland’s north-west representative Eddie Ross said: ‘The overnight road closures are essential to keep everyone safe due to the narrow widths of the road.’

After some feedback from a consultation process, ‘amnesties’ have been arranged at set times throughout the nights of the closures. This will allow vehicles waiting to pass through the closed roads to be escorted past the works.

Drivers using the A828 during these closures are being advised to plan ahead, and go to the Traffic Scotland website for more information.