Safety first as roadworks start in Mallaig

A temporary crossing facility and diversion route will be in place as required.

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A zebra crossing on Harbour Road in Mallaig is to be upgraded to a new signalised puffin crossing, with work starting later this month.

The five-week project to improve road safety in the area will also include improvements to the adjacent footway, carriageway resurfacing and new road markings.

The project will get under way from Monday, April 26, with the majority of the work taking place between 7am and 7pm on weekdays only.

Temporary traffic lights will be in place throughout the project for safety.

Due to the nature of the work, some sections of the footway will remain closed at times, however a temporary crossing facility and diversion route will be in place as required.  Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times throughout the project.

A short section of the project will take place overnight for three nights to allow a new road surface to be safely installed. This phase will take place overnight from Tuesday,  May 18 for three nights, from 7pm to 7am, with teams using a 10mph convoy system to safely escort traffic through the work site while the new road surface is installed.  The convoy system will be removed during the daytime.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: ‘Our team will do everything they can to keep disruption to a minimum and complete the project quickly and safely.’

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government Covid-19 guidance, will be in place to protect site personnel and the public for the duration of the project.

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