A82 to close between Tarbet and Crianlarich

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A section of the A82 between Tarbet and Ardlui is set to benefit from an improved road surface with work set to start on Sunday night.

The project will see more than 200 metres of the A82 next to Loch Lomond resurfaced, creating a safer and smoother journey for road users, said BEAR Scotland.

The improvements will take place between 9pm-5am with the project scheduled to be completed by 5am on Tuesday May 25.

Due to the narrow road widths, the work requires a full road closure between Tarbet and Crianlarich.

This is to ensure the safety of operatives and road users, said BEAR Scotland.

A signed diversion route will be in place via the A83, A819 and A85 during working hours.

The A82 will remain open during the daytime to keep disruption to a minimum but with a 30mph speed limit in place due to the temporary surface.

BEAR Scotland said local access for residents, businesses and scheduled bus services would be maintained ‘as far as reasonably practicable’.

It said consultation had been carried out with emergency services and relevant stakeholders to make them aware of the plans in advance.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s north west representative said: ‘This surfacing project on the A82 between Tarbet and Ardlui will help address any defects and greatly improve the surface for motorists.

‘The overnight closures are essential to ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists due to the narrow widths of the road at these locations. We’ve taken steps to limit the overall impact of the project by carrying out the work overnight.

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