Overnight resurfacing works at four Kintyre locations

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Essential resurfacing works at four locations on the A83 between Whitehouse and Bellochantuy are set to get underway on Sunday (July 19).

The project will see more than 2.6km of road resurfaced and is expected to take up to four weeks to complete. Work will take place between 8pm and 5am each night with no work programmed to take place on Friday or Saturday nights.

The project is programmed as follows: North of Bellochantuy – Sunday July 19 to Sunday July 26 (six nights); Ballochroy – Monday July 27 to Thursday July 30 (four nights); Kilchenzie – Sunday August 2 to Thursday August 6 (five nights); and south of Whitehouse – Sunday August 9 to Thursday August 13 (five nights).

Due to the narrow carriageway widths at each location, work will be undertaken using a full road closure for safety. As there is no suitable diversion route available, amnesties will be provided at 9pm, 10pm, midnight, 2am and 4am each night.

During these times vehicles will be safely escorted through the site under a 10mph convoy traffic management system. Emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times.

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

This 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.