Repairs bring 7pm to 7am curfew to A83

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Sunday night will see the start of two weeks of over night closures on the A83 as another section of the road gets much-needed repairs.

This time the work is on a stretch of road north of Point Sands Holiday Park, between Tayinloan and Ronachan, and more than one kilometre of the road will be resurfaced.

‘This latest £275,000 surfacing investment on the A83 will greatly improve the road surface at this section, creating a safer and smoother journey for motorists,’ said Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s north west representative. BEAR Scotland manages and maintains the trunk roads here, and in the north east, on behalf of Transport Scotland.

‘The road closure is essential for ensuring the safety of road workers and motorists during the overnight project. We’ve scheduled the project to take place overnight, providing amnesty periods at regular intervals to minimise disruption as much as possible, as well as avoiding working on Friday and Saturday nights. Our teams will do all they can to limit the impact to motorists and complete the project as quickly and safely as possible.

‘We thank motorists in advance for their patience while we carry out these surfacing improvements on the A83 and would encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information and allow extra time for travel.’

The overnight project is set to begin on Sunday September 1 and is expected to take two weeks to complete. The improvements will take place between 7pm and 7am each night with all works due to be completed by 7am on Friday September 13. No work is planned for Friday or Saturday nights.

To ensure the safety of road workers and motorists, an overnight road closure will be required during the project due to the narrow width of the road.

With no suitable trunk road diversion available, amnesty periods will be provided at the following times; 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 12 midnight, 2am, 4am, 5am and 6am.

The A83 will remain open outwith working hours during the daytime but a speed limit of 30mph will remain in place as traffic will be running over a temporary surface.

Emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times and scheduled bus services will be maintained at all times.

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