Spean Bridge trunk roads undergoing £400k in improvements

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Motorists using the A86 and A82 at Spean Bridge are set to benefit from an improved road surface.

The programme of improvements will see over 2km of the A86 and A82 resurfaced, promoting better ride comfort and safer journeys for motorists.

The £400,000 project began last week and will continue to take place in phases over three weeks.  All work is scheduled to be completed by March 16, subject to weather conditions.

The programme of work is as follows:

  • A86 Achaneich Chalets to Spean Bridge Primary School (phase one) – Thursday, February 25 to Friday, March 5.
  • A86 Spean Bridge Primary School to Inverour Guest House – Sunday, March 7 to Tuesday, March 9 (three nights), 7pm – 7am.
  • A86 Achaneich Chalets to Spean Bridge Primary School (phase two) – Thursday, March 11 to Friday, March 12 (two days), 7am to 7pm.
  • A82/A86 Junction in Spean Bridge – Sunday, March 14 to Monday, March 15 (two nights), 9pm – 3am.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West representative, said: ‘This £400,000 surfacing project will improve the condition of the road surface and road safety across this section of the A82 and A86 at Spean Bridge, benefitting road users for years to come.

‘We’ve split the project into phases to allow us to reduce disruption as much as possible. The overnight closures are essential for ensuring the safety of roadworkers and road users due to the narrow widths of the road.

‘The scheduled single amnesty at midnight during the final phase of work at the Spean Bridge junction is due to the tight nature of the bend, meaning it is not safe to allow traffic to pass until work has been completed in each lane.

‘The delayed amnesty time is also to allow the material on the bend time to adequately cool before vehicles can travel over it without damaging the new surface.

‘Our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as they can, and we thank the local community and road users for their patience in advance while we work on these projects.

‘We encourage motorists to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information.’