5.15pm closure of Rest due to lighter nights

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The daily opening hours of the A83 Rest and Be Thankful have been extended by a further 30 minutes this week as the hours of daylight continue to grow longer.

The A83 will now be open from around 8am to 5.15pm each day when weather conditions allow, said BEAR Scotland.

All motorists are being safely convoyed through the area and all traffic will continue to be diverted via the Old Military Road (OMR) overnight as a safety precaution during the hours of darkness.

BEAR Scotland said heavy rain is forecast to move in this week. Teams are continuing with daily monitoring and assessments of the hillside to determine if the wet weather will have any impact, it said.

As a safety precaution, the OMR will remain on stand-by during the daytime as an alternative route through Glen Croe should hillside conditions deteriorate.

Engineers are continuing to progress with further mitigation work at the A83, including construction of a debris catch-pit next to the roadside.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s north west representative said: ”With a wet weather front expected to move in later this week we’re continuing to carefully monitor the hillside and weather conditions in the area to establish if there is any impact in the area.  The OMR will remain on standby ready for us to safely implement quickly should conditions take a turn during the daytime.’