Essential maintenance scheduled for A82 Fort Augustus Swing Bridge

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Essential maintenance on the A82 Fort Augustus Swing Bridge is scheduled to get under way next week.

The project will involve teams reinstating the existing road edge protection strip at the north end of the bridge deck and road surfacing. This maintenance work is vital to ensure the swing bridge continues to operate safely.

The project is scheduled to start on Monday June 14 and will take place over five nights between 9.30pm and 6am, with all work expected to be completed by 6am on Saturday June 19.

To keep the workforce and motorists safe during the project, overnight road closures are necessary. This is because the bridge abutment area can only be accessed when the bridge is swung open, resulting in a full closure of the A82 at Fort Augustus.

A diversion route using the A87 and A887 will be signed from Invermoriston and Invergarry for northbound and southbound traffic. The diversion route will add approximately 20 minutes onto journey times.

There will be local access only on the A82 to Fort Augustus. All traffic management will be removed during the day.

Commenting on the maintenance works, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: ‘This essential maintenance project on the A82 at Fort Augustus will help ensure the swing bridge continues to function safely for years to come.

‘The use of road closures and traffic management are essential to keep everyone safe during the project. We have planned for these essential works to take place overnight to minimise disruption for road users and our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible.

‘We thank road users for their patience in advance and encourage them to plan their journey by checking the Traffic Scotland website and allow some extra time to get to their destination.’