AN ALTERNATIVE road to the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful will hopefully be finished by November.
The old military road at the bottom of the Glen Croe valley at the Rest has been agreed as the alternative route if and when a landslide takes place.
Transport Scotland announced the plan it its response to questions set to it by the petitions committee as part of the Sign for the A83 campaign,which saw councillors giving a presentation earlier this year.
Head of network maintenance at Transport Scotland Graham Edmond wrote to the public petitions committee with the response:
‘A detailed design of a preferred option rather than the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful is progressing which would allow works to start in August 2012 and be completed by November 2012,’ Mr Edmond explained.
For more on this see the Campbeltown Courier July 20,2012 or online from the same date.