Delay on sea wall repairs keeps traffic at bay

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Single lane closure on the A82, Achintore Road, Fort William will be extended to Autumn this year following delays on the ongoing sea wall repairs.

After a delayed start due to weather conditions back in Januarty BEAR Scotland encountered various environmental constraints which they have worked to overcome. Works have since progressed very well, with of 310m of the 675m wall constructed and new safety barrier installed.

Once the remaining 365m of wall and safety barrier is complete, the remaining 215m of safety barrier along this section of the A82 will also be upgraded. Following which, the footway along this 890m section of the A82 will be reinstated and all traffic management will be removed.

BEAR Scotland engineer technician Calum Farquharson said: ‘Works are now expected to be completed in the Autumn and until such time, our single lane closure will remain in place 24/7.

‘The temporary traffic signals will continue to be operated manually during periods of peak travel flow, to minimise the disruption to members of the travelling public and the wider community.’

Mr Farquharson thanked everyone for their patience during these essential works which were originally scheduled to end in August.