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Two sections of the A82 and one section on the A828 are to benefit from an improved road surface with overnight work which started on Sunday, November 14.
The £580,000 investment by Transport Scotland will see two sections of the A82 resurfaced between Tyndrum and Ballachulish and one section of the A828 to the south of Creagan roundabout.
The overnight improvements are expected to take approximately four weeks to complete.
Works are taking place between 8pm and 5am each night with surfacing due to be completed by 5am on Wednesday, December 15, subject to weather conditions. No works are planned for Friday or Saturday nights.
The intended programme of work is as follows:
A82 north of Ba Bridge – Sunday, November 14 to Tuesday, November 23 (eight nights, excluding Friday and Saturday nights). A signed diversion route via the A85 and A828 will be in place during working hours which will add approximately 30 miles to the journey between Ballachulish and Tyndrum.
A828 South of Creagan Roundabout – Sunday, November 28 to Monday, November 29 (two nights). Due to the restricted road width on this section of the A828, a road closure will be in place between 8pm and 5am to ensure the safety of roadworkers and road users. A signed diversion route will be in place via Tyndrum using the A85 and A82, adding approximately 50 minutes onto journey times between Connel and Ballachulish.
A82 Loch Achtriochtan – Tuesday, November 30 to Tuesday, December 14 (11 nights, excluding Friday and Saturday nights). Due to the narrow carriageway width associated with the A82 at these locations, a full road closure will be required to complete the works safely. A signed diversion route via the A85 and A828 will be in place during working hours which will add approximately 30 miles to the journey between Ballachulish and Tyndrum.
At each site, traffic management will be reduced outwith working hours, however, a temporary 30mph speed limit will remain in place as traffic will be travelling over a temporary surface.