Work on A82 at Gollanfield to start February 11 for two nights

This surfacing project on the A85 between Loch Awe and Taynuilt will help sort defects and  make it a smoother journey for motorists. 

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Motorists using the A82, within Onich are set to benefit from an improved road surface as £60,000 worth of surfacing improvements are set to be carried out next week.

The project will see resurfacing works completed along a 235m section of carriageway on the A82 at Gollanfield, creating what trunk road maintenance contractor, BEAR Scotland, says will be a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

The overnight improvements are scheduled to begin on Tuesday, February 11, and will take up to two nights to complete. The project will take place between 8pm and 5am each night with surfacing expected to be finished by 5am on Thursday, February 13.

Due to restricted road widths at this section on the A82, a road closure will be in place to ensure the safety of road workers as well as motorists.

As there is no suitable diversion route available, vehicles will be held at the work site until they are able to be escorted safely through the roadworks during the set amnesty periods at 9pm, 10pm, 12midnight, 2am and 4am. Motorists are encouraged to arrive prior to these times to ensure they are accommodated within the amnesty period.

The A82 will be open during the daytime, however, a 30mph speed limit will be in place to ensure vehicles can safely pass over the temporary road surface. Emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, commented: ‘The £60,000 investment from Transport Scotland will allow our teams to carry out this essential resurfacing project at this section of the A82, greatly improving the condition and safety of the route in this area.

‘The traffic management is essential to ensure the safety of road workers and road users, however we’ve taken steps to help minimise disruption for motorists by avoiding working over the weekend period and programming the improvements to take place overnight.

‘Our teams will look to do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible. We thank motorists and the local community in advance for their patience while we carry out the project.’