Diversions in place as Orchy Bridge gets an upgrade

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Diversions will be in place on the A828 Ballachulish and the A82 at Tyndrum in order to complete essential improvements to the Orchy Bridge.

The project is expected to take place over four nights beginning on Monday September 9 from 9pm to 6am each night.

Emergency services will be able to pass through at all times. Local bus services and access for residents will be provided through the works when safe to do so.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s north-west representative, said: ‘This £100,000 bridge improvement project will allow our teams to carry out the replacements of the expansion joints on the A85 Orchy Bridge, ensuring the bridge continues to operate safely.

‘The overnight road closures are essential for ensuring the safety of our workforce as well as motorists. We’ve taken steps to help minimise disruption to motorists as much as possible by carrying out the project overnight, and we’ve made arrangements to allow the local scheduled bus services to pass through the project safely.

‘Our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible and we thank road users for their patience in advance while we carry out these improvements on the A85 Orchy Bridge.

‘We would also encourage motorists to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information and allow some extra time to reach their destination.’

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