Month of resurfacing to start on A85 and A828

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A four-week resurfacing project starts on the A85 and A828 from Monday night (Nov 16).

The £685,000 project will see three sections of the A85 and one section of the A828 receive an improved road surface, said BEAR Scotland.

The works encompass the A85 west of Saulmore, east of Connel and the Pass of Brander, as well as a section of the A828 south of Ledaig, it said.

Over 2.4km (1.4m) of the A85 and A828 will be resurfaced to create safer and smoother journeys, said BEAR Scotland.

It is hoped all work scheduled would be completed by Tuesday, December 15, subject to weather.

The project is programmed as follows:

A85 west of Saulmore – Mon Nov 16 to Tue Dec 1 (12 nights, excluding Friday and Saturday nights).

A 10mph convoy system will be in place between 8pm-6am.

A85 east of Connel – Thu Dec 3 to Fri Dec 4 (two days).

A 10mph convoy system will be in place between 7am-6pm.

A828 south of Ledaig – Mon Dec 7 to Tue Dec 8 (two days).

A 10mph convoy system will be in place between 7am-6pm.

A85 Pass of Brander – Wed Dec 9 to Tue Dec 15 (five days, excluding Saturday and Sunday)

A 10mph convoy system will be in place between 7am-6pm.

Outside of working hours, traffic management will be reduced at each site although a temporary 30mph speed limit will remain in place, due to traffic travelling over a temporary surface.

Workers will be operating to strict physical distancing protocols.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s north west representative, said: ‘This £685,000 investment will upgrade the existing road surface, greatly improving the quality and safety of these sections of the A85 and A828 for road users.

‘The traffic management programmed is essential to the safety of our teams and motorists; however, we have taken steps in an effort to minimise disruption to the residents of Dunbeg as much as possible, by carrying out the works on the A85 west of Saulmore overnight and avoiding works during typically busy periods.

‘We thank motorists for their patience in advance and would also encourage them to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information.’

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