Works starts on £500k of improvements on A82 between Ballachulish and Onich

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A programme of surfacing improvements worth £500,000 got underway on the A82 across three sections between Ballachulish and Onich at weekend.

The project will address three locations on the A82 at Gollanfield within Onich, North of the B863 Junction to North of Ballachulish Petrol Station and North and South of Ballachulish Bridge. The improvements will see over 2km kilometres of the route resurfaced, creating a smoother and safer journey for road users.

Due to restricted road widths at these locations, the first two projects will require overnight road closures on the A82 to ensure the safety of roadworkers as well as motorists.

The closures will take place between 8pm and 5am each night of the project, with set amnesty periods in place to allow waiting motorists to safely pass through the work site.

The A82 will be open overnight during the final phase of the project with a 10mph convoy system in place for safety.

The A82 will remain open during the daytime throughout the programme of surfacing improvements, however a temporary speed limit of 30mph will remain in place due to traffic travelling on a temporary surface.

Access for local residents and bus service will be maintained during the project and will be able to pass through the site when safe to do so. Emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times.

Consultation has been carried out with local residents, businesses, the local authority, and emergency services to make them aware of the project and the traffic management arrangements that will be in place.

Commenting on the improvements, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: ‘This £500,000 surfacing project will greatly improve the road surface on these sections of the A82 between Ballachulish and Onich, creating a safer and smoother journey for motorists.’