Works start along A87 on Skye

Photograph: A87 Isle of Skye, BEAR Scotland

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Essential surfacing improvements across three locations on the A87 on the Isle of Skye are set to get under way this week.

The project will see a total of 2.3km of road resurfaced on the A87 between Borve and Uig, creating a smoother and safer road for motorists.

The improvements are scheduled to start on Monday, September 7, and take up to 10 nights to compete. The project will take place between 7pm and 7am each night with surfacing due to be completed by 7am on Saturday September 19. No works are planned for Friday or Saturday nights.

Due to the narrow carriageway widths at these locations of the A87, work will be undertaken using a full road closure to ensure the safety of road workers and motorists.

Works along the stretch of the A87 at South Earlish will take place from Thursday September 10 to Tuesday September 15 (four nights, excluding Friday and Saturday nights). Overnight road closure in place for safety.

Amnesties will be provided at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, 12am, 2am, 4am, and 6am to allow waiting vehicles to be escorted through the site safely under a 10mph convoy system.

Work on the A87  at Kensaleyre will take place from Wednesday, September 16 to Friday, September 18 (three nights). Overnight road closure in place for safety.

Amnesties will be provided at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, 12am, 2am, 4am, and 6am to allow waiting vehicles to be escorted through the site safely under a 10mph convoy system.

The road will be open outwith working hours to keep disruption to a minimum, however a speed restriction of 30mph will remain in place as traffic will be running over a temporary surface.

Access through the works site for emergency services will be maintained at all times.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: ‘This surfacing project across these three locations on the A87 on Skye will help address defects and greatly improve the surface for motorists.’