Resurfacing on the Rest

The A83 at the Rest and be Thankful. Photo: BEAR Scotland

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A four-night programme of surfacing work across two sections of the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful starts on Sunday night.

The works, between 7pm-7am, will address 300m of the route to ensure the road surface is strengthened and improved, said BEAR Scotland.

To allow the work to take place safely, the Old Military Road will be in use each night.

Motorists will be directed to use the OMR between those hours.

Traffic will be convoyed single-file on the OMR to maintain a route through Glen Croe each night, BEAR Scotland said.

The A83 will remain open under traffic light control during the daytime.

BEAR Scotland said its teams are continuing to progress an ongoing programme of mitigation measures at the Rest, including construction of a debris catch-pit adjacent to the A83.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s north west representative said: ‘From Sunday night we’re carrying out a four-night programme of surfacing work on the A83 at the Rest which will strengthen some sections of the carriageway, improving it for all road users.

‘As we’ll be working in the centre of the road we need to close the A83 overnight for safety, however we’re minimising disruption as much as possible by directing all road users to use the Old Military Road overnight so they can still pass through the glen safely.

‘Our teams will do everything they can to ensure the overnight surfacing work is completed as quickly and safely as possible so we limit any disruption caused by this essential work.’

He added: ‘Teams are making good progress with the ongoing mitigation work at the Rest and we continue to monitor both the hillside and the weather conditions on a daily basis to ensure the route remains safe for road users.

‘We thank the local community and all road users for their continued patience.’