£125k of road improvements begin on A87 south of Portree

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Work to resurface a stretch of the A87 south of Portree was due to start at the beginning of this week.

The £125,000 investment by Transport Scotland will see improvements to more than a kilometre of the road.

The project was scheduled to begin on Monday and should be finished by 7am on Saturday May 4.

A 10mph convoy system has been in place during the daytime work. During the overnight work tomorrow (Friday), temporary traffic lights will also be in place at the junction of the A87/A855.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: ‘The traffic management in place is essential to ensure the safety of road workers and road users, however, our teams will look to do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible.’