Delays expected as work starts on Dunollie Road landslip

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Work has started on a  slope stabilisation project next to the A85 at Dunollie Road, Oban, to address a section of slope which experienced a rockfall in June.

The project is programmed to take up to six days to complete with the actual maintenance, which starts tomorrow (Friday) being carried out between 7am and 7pm each day.

The work, involving the removal of loose debris from the rock face and installation of specialist rockfall mesh and rock anchors  is expected to be completed by Bear Scotland on or before next Wednesday.

To keep roadworkers as well as motorists and pedestrians safe during the work, temporary traffic lights have been put in place and, to minimise disruption, will be manually operated during peak hours to reduce any build-up of traffic in the area.

The pedestrian footway will be closed for safety during the improvements, with a temporary footpath set up as an alternative.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: ‘Whilst we had originally planned to undertake the work in October, further movement in the slope this week has dictated that the work starts immediately to safeguard road users.

‘We thank motorists for their patience in advance and would encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information, and where possible allow for extra time to reach their destination.’

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org. twitter at @trafficscotland or the new mobile site my.traffficscotland.org