A83 roadworks start on Tuesday

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Tuesday sees the start of a surfacing project to upgrade six locations on the A83 between Dunderave and Killean, when the road will close overnight on various dates.

The project will involve resurfacing the following sections of the route: north of Clachan, Tayinloan to Killean, Erines, Ardrishaig to Brenfield, Middle Kames and Dunderave.

Due to the narrow road widths at these sections of the A83, overnight road closures will be required each night between 7pm and 7am during the improvements to help keep road workers as well as motorists safe.

As there is no suitable diversion route available at the first five locations, amnesties will be in place to allow motorists to be safely escorted through the works area. These will be in place at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, midnight, 2am, 4am and 6am.

The only project which has an alternative diversion route is at Dunderave, the last location in the programme, where road users will be diverted via the A82, A85 and A819, adding an additional 25 miles and 35 minutes to the journey between Tarbet and Inveraray.

The programme of work is:

  • A83 north of Clachan: Tuesday May 14 to Wednesday  May 15 (two nights), 7pm-7am. Overnight road closures in place for safety with amnesty periods in place at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, midnight, 2am, 4am and 6am to allow traffic to safely pass through the project.
  • A83 Tayinloan to Killean: Thursday May 16 to Monday May 27 (eight nights, excluding Friday and Saturday nights), 7pm-7am.  Overnight road closures in place for safety with amnesty periods in place at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, midnight, 2am, 4am and 6am to allow traffic to safely pass through the project.
  • A83 Erines: Tuesday May 28 to Monday June 3 (five nights, excluding Friday and Saturday nights), 7pm-7am. Overnight road closures in place for safety with amnesty periods in place at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, midnight, 2am, 4am and 6am to allow traffic to safely pass through the project.
  • A83 Ardrishaig to Brenfield: Tuesday June 4 to Tuesday June 11 (six nights, excluding Friday and Saturday nights), 7pm-7am. Overnight road closures in place for safety with amnesty periods in place at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, midnight, 2am, 4am and 6am to allow traffic to safely pass through the project.
  • A83 Middle Kames: Wednesday June 12 (one night), 7pm-7am. Overnight road closure in place for safety with amnesty periods in place at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, midnight, 2am, 4am and 6am to allow traffic to safely pass through the project.
  • A83 Dunderave: Thursday June 13 to Tuesday June 18 (four nights, excluding Friday and Saturday nights), 7pm-7am.  Overnight road closures in place with road users diverted via the A82, A85 and A819.

Access for public bus services and emergency vehicles will be maintained for all works.