Overnight surfacing work this week on A830 near Loch Eilt

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A section of the A830 to the west of Glenfinnan will benefit from an improved road surface with works getting underway this week.

The project will see road defects addressed on the A830 east of Loch Eilt, creating a smoother and safer journey for road users.

Works are set to begin on Wednesday, April 14, and will take two nights to complete. They will take place between 7pm and 7am each night with surfacing due to be completed by 7am on Friday, April 16, subject to weather conditions.

Due to the narrow road widths at this location, the A830 will be closed in both directions during working hours to ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists.

As there is no suitable diversion route for this section of the A830, vehicles will be escorted through the work site using pre-set amnesty periods arranged for 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, 12am, 2am and 4am. Motorists are encouraged to arrive in good time to ensure they are accommodated within the amnesty periods.

The A830 will be open during the daytime with a 30mph speed limit in operation to ensure vehicles can safely pass through the works on a temporary road surface. Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times.

Commenting on the project, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s north west representative, said: ‘This surfacing project west of Glenfinnan will greatly improve the quality and safety of the carriageway for road users on this section of the A830.

‘The overnight closures are necessary in order to protect operatives and road users given the narrow width of the A830 at this location.

‘We’ve taken steps to limit the overall impact of the project by carrying out the work overnight and providing amnesty periods for traffic.’