A82 in Fort William benefitting from £80,000 of improvements

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Motorists and pedestrians using the A82 in Fort William will benefit from improved road drainage and footway upgrades as £80,000 worth of improvements which began on Sunday.

The improvements will involve footway resurfacing and upgrades to the existing drainage system on the northbound footway over a section of the road almost 600m long on the North Road in Fort William.

The project is programmed to take up to three weeks to complete. To help minimise disruption to motorists, the improvements will be carried out between 8pm and 6am each night, with no works planned for Friday or Saturday nights.

The A82 will remain open throughout the project, however temporary traffic lights will be in place during working hours to ensure the safety of roadworkers as well as road users. All traffic management will be removed during the daytime.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: ‘The works will improve the drainage of the A82 and the footway surface for pedestrians.

‘We have taken steps to help minimise disruption as much as possible, including carrying out the improvements overnight and avoiding working on busier nights.

‘Our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible. We thank road users and pedestrians for their patience in advance and encourage them to plan ahead by checking the Traffic Scotland website for real-time journey information.’