A83 at Rest and Be Thankful ‘to reopen on Wednesday’

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The A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful is expected to reopen under traffic light control on Wednesday – subject to weather conditions.

BEAR Scotland said engineers have continued to work 24 hours a day and seven days a week to repair it.

On Monday teams reinstated the road safety barrier along the edge of the A83 and re-erected a temporary debris fence next to the steep channel above the road.

The Old Military Road (OMR) will remain open as a local diversion route overnight.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s north west representative said: ‘Repairs are progressing well and we’re expecting to reopen the A83 under traffic light control at some point on Wednesday although this will depend on progress on Tuesday when a period of heavy rain is forecast.

‘Over the weekend engineers have worked to reinstate the road safety barrier and reinstall the debris catch-fence which is anchored along the A83 to provided additional resilience and protect road users.

‘The OMR has been operating well as a local diversion route for road users over the last week and will continue to be in use overnight.

‘Argyll remains very much open for business and as ever we thank road users and the local community for their continued patience while we do everything we can to address the most recent landslip at the rest and reopen the road safely.’