A85 roadworks start at Connel for four weeks

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A new road safety project on the A85 between Connel and Kilmaronaig is set to get under way from Monday January 10.

The £150,000 investment from Transport Scotland will involve teams installing more than 1.6km of safety barrier along sections of the A85 to improve motorist safety. In addition to these works, new warning signs will also be installed on the approaches to the bends.

The improvements are scheduled to start on Monday January 10 and are expected to take place over four weeks. To ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists, temporary traffic lights and a 30mph speed limit will be in place at all times throughout the project.

Traffic signals will remain in place continuously throughout the project for safety as road users will be passing open excavations next to the roadside.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West representative said: ‘The new safety barriers will help ensure motorists are protected on the route, and the new signs will help warn motorists when approaching bends in the road.

‘To keep everyone safe during the works temporary traffic lights will be in place throughout the project, however our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible.

‘We encourage all road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date journey information.’

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org, twitter @trafficscotland or the mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.