Overnight closures for Whitehouse resurfacing

Some of the worst potholes in west Kintyre are between Whitehouse and Clachan.

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A £480,000 overnight resurfacing project on the A83 south of Whitehouse began on Tuesday June 16.

The programme of works, to improve a 4km stretch of the road, will take place over 17 nights, with road closures between 8pm and 5am each night, with work scheduled to be completed by 5am on Thursday July 9. No works are programmed to take place on Friday or Saturday nights.

As there is no suitable diversion route available, amnesties will be provided at 9pm, 10pm, 12am, 2am and 4am each night. During these times vehicles will be escorted through the site under a 10mph convoy traffic management system. Emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times.

This section of the A83 will remain open during the daytime to keep disruption to a minimum, however, to ensure the safety of motorists a speed restriction of 30mph will remain in place as traffic will be running on a temporary surface.

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government guidance, are in place to ensure all site personnel remain safe. New safe operation procedures and risk assessments have also been developed to ensure teams are kept safe throughout the project.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West representative, said: ‘It is important this work is completed so that the A83 can be repaired at this location and ensure the trunk road network remains safe for key workers, deliveries and those making essential journeys.

‘As ever, we’ll do all we can to ensure that this project is completed as quickly and as safely as possible.’

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