A83 resurfacing project gets underway

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Four sections of the A83 between Kinglas and Clachan are to benefit from an improved road surface as work got underway last week.

On completion, the £1.45m project will see almost 5km of the A83 resurfaced, improving safety and ride comfort for road users.

All works are scheduled to be completed by Friday, February 25, subject to weather conditions.

The intended programme of works is as follows:

A83 Butterbridge to A815 Junction – Tuesday, January 12 to Thursday, February 11 (23 nights, excluding Friday and Saturday nights). A 10mph convoy system will be in place between 7pm and 7am each night.

A83 Corrranbuie – Sunday, February 14 to Wednesday, February 17 (four nights).

A83 Clachan – Thursday, February 18 to Monday, February 22 (three nights, excluding Friday and Saturday nights).

A83 Meall Mhor – Tuesday  February 23 to Thursday February 25 (two nights).

Due to the narrow carriageway widths at these locations, work will be undertaken using a full road closure for safety between 8pm and 5am each night.

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 safely escorted through the site under a 10mph convoy traffic management system.

Motorists are encouraged to arrive in good time to ensure they are accommodated within the amnesty period.

Access through the works site for emergency services will be maintained at all times.

At each site, traffic management will be removed outwith working hours, however, a temporary 30mph speed limit will remain in place, as traffic will be travelling over a temporary surface.

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government Covid-19 guidance, will be in force to protect teams and ensure they remain safe at all times.