A83 Strone Point works to start

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Work is due to start on a deadly A83 bend where lives have been lost.

Argyll First councillor Donald Kelly fought for the route, between Campbeltown and Tarbet, to become a trunk road and through the A83 taskforce has pressed for improvements.

On Monday, Bear Scotland will start the long overdue, 28-week, £1.1 million project to reduce the radius of the tight corner at Strone Point, north of Inveraray.

Mr Kelly said: ‘We have campaigned hard for improvements at Strone Point and I am delighted  that this work is about to commence.’

Strone Point

The scheme will involve realigning the carriageway and cutting back the rock slope to improve visibility for drivers; improving the road width; upgrading the drainage systems to improve road safety in wet conditions;
erecting a new road safety barrier and bike guard; new road markings; and improved signing.

The road will be reduced to one lane and controlled by temporary traffic signals during the vast majority of the programme.

Up to 13 nighttime road closures will be required and road users will be notified in advance.