Overnight surfacing improvements planned for A82 in Fort William area

BEAR Scotland

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Four sections of the A82 in the Fort William area are set to benefit from an improved road surface with work set to get underway from tomorrow (Wednesday) night.

The £370,000 surfacing improvements will see a total of 2.5km of the A82 resurfaced, creating a smoother and safer journey for road users.

The overnight project is scheduled to get underway on Wednesday, September 23 and is expected to take 12 nights to complete. The improvements will be carried out between 7pm and 6am each night with work due to be completed by 6am Friday, October 9. No work is programmed for Friday and Saturday nights.

The work is programmed as follows;

•A82 North Road – Nevis Bridge to Ben Nevis Industrial Estate – Wednesday, September 23 to Sunday, September 27 (three nights, excluding Friday and Saturday nights)

A 10mph convoy traffic management system will be in place for safety.

Access will be temporary restricted to and from the A82 at Claggan Road on Wednesday September 23 and from Ardnevis Road on Thursday September 24. Local signed diversions will be in place overnight.

•A82 West End Roundabout southbound dual – Monday, September 28 to Tuesday, September 29 (two nights)

A 10mph convoy traffic management system will be in place for safety.

Traffic management will remain in place outwith working hours.

•A82 Hill Farm Bends – Wednesday, September 30 to Monday, October 5(four nights, excluding Friday and Saturday nights)

A 10mph convoy traffic management system will be in place for safety.

•A82 Belford Road northbound dual – Tuesday, October 6 to Thursday, October 8 (three nights)

A 10mph convoy traffic management system will be in place for safety.

Access will be temporary restricted to Middle Street from the A82 Belford northbound dual on Thursday, October 8. Local signed diversions will be in place overnight.

Traffic management will be removed outwith working hours, with the exception of West End Roundabout southbound dual. For safety, a speed restriction of 30mph will remain in place during the daytime at the other three locations as traffic will be running on a temporary surface.

Access for emergency services will be maintained to Belford Hospital at all times. Local access for residents and businesses will be maintained when it is safe to pass through the work area

Consultation has been carried out with emergency services and relevant stakeholders.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: ‘These £370,000 surfacing improvements planned on the A82 within the Fort William area will help address defects and greatly improve the surface for motorists.

‘We’ve taken steps to minimise disruption by arranging for the project to take place overnight and minimising noise by ensuring that all noisy operations, such as removing the worn-out road surface is completed before 11pm each night.

‘We thank all residents, businesses and road users for their patience in advance while we complete this essential project and would encourage them to plan their journeys before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information.’

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org