On Tuesday long tailbacks of cars, motorhomes, buses and lorries saw both the A82 as far as Inverlochy Castle Hotel, and the A830 out to beyond Neptune’s Staircase crawling along.
Sergeant Leigh Brown of Fort William Police Station said officers have listened to concerns from the local community regarding speeding in this area, and this is one way of reminding drivers to monitor their speed.
This resulted in an HGV’s passenger window being smashed.
Community councillor Maggie Mackenzie said she was left ‘despondent’ after watching last week’s meeting of the local authority’s South Planning Applications Committee which approved Alvance’s application.
BEAR Scotland says this surfacing project west of Glenfinnan will greatly improve the quality and safety of the carriageway for road users on this section of the A830.
From 2015-19, 27 people lost their lives on the A82 trunk road – an increase of four over the previous five years (2010-14).
Eighteen officers have been recently trained in the use of the ‘speed gun’.
The A830 will remain open throughout the improvements however to keep everyone safe during the project a 10mph convoy system will be in place.
A £495,000 surfacing improvement project across six locations on the A830 between Glenfinnan and Corpach is currently underway to help upgrade the carriageway.