Essential works begin on A830 road east of Corpach

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Essential work to address a section of the A830 near Corpach between the Police Station Roundabout and Banavie Swing Bridge is set to get under way this week.

The surfacing project will see improvements to a 750m stretch of the A830, ensuring it remains in a safe and reliable condition.

The work starts tomorrow, Tuesday July 7, and is expected to take place over five days between 9.30am and 6pm each day, with surfacing scheduled to be completed by 6pm on Monday July 13. No works are programmed to take place over the weekend.

The A830 will remain open throughout the improvements, however to keep everyone safe during the project a 10mph convoy system will be in place.

Traffic management will be removed outwith working hours to keep disruption to a minimum, although a speed restriction of 30mph will remain in place as traffic will be travelling over a temporary surface.

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government guidance, will be in place to ensure all site personnel remain safe once the project gets under way.  New safe operation procedures and risk assessments have also been developed to ensure teams are kept safe throughout the project.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: ‘This essential £115,000 surfacing project on the A830 will upgrade the existing road surface, greatly improving the quality and safety for road users.

‘At this difficult time the safety of our employees and our supply chain remains a top priority during this surfacing project, and all personnel will be subject to strict physical distancing protocols in line with government guidance to ensure they are kept safe.

‘Thorough risk assessments have been developed and cleansing stations will be implemented on site to ensure all staff remain safe.

‘We’ve taken steps to minimise disruption by scheduling the project to avoid working at the weekend, and our teams will do all they can to finish the project as quickly and safely as possible.’