A83 at RBT reopens under traffic lights and convoy

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

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The A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful has reopened under traffic light control this morning with all traffic being convoyed, BEAR Scotland has said.

The route was closed as a precaution at 8pm yesterday ahead of heavy rain forecast for the area overnight with all traffic diverted to use the Old Military Road.

Safety inspections of the hillside took place this morning along with a review of the weather forecast for the area.

The decision was made to divert all road users back on to the A83 as before.

As a precaution, traffic will be convoyed along the route throughout the morning, and the road will switch to normal traffic light operation this afternoon if weather conditions have further improved.

A Met Office yellow warning for rain remains in place which covers parts of Argyll until 6am on Thursday morning.

Teams remain on site monitoring weather conditions and observing the hillside.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s north west representative, said: ‘As a safety precaution we are convoying road users along the A83 in single file throughout the morning, with the intention being to switch to normal traffic light operation this afternoon.

‘Safety of all road users remains our number one priority and we’re keeping a close eye on the weather forecast and monitoring conditions in the area to note any changes.

‘As ever, we thank all road users and the local community for their patience while we continue with our work at the Rest and Be Thankful.’