Work continues on mitigation measures at Rest

The A83 Rest and Be Thankful and the Old Military Road.

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Engineering work to develop mitigation measures at the Rest and Be Thankful is ongoing, with teams working above and below the A83.

A prolonged dry spell of weather in April allowed workers to make good progress on a new debris catch-pit at the roadside, repairs to hillside debris fences, and other measures to support landslip resilience above and below the A83 trunk road.

The A83 remains open 24 hours a day with traffic lights helping to safely filter traffic past the ongoing construction work in the area during daylight hours.

Convoying of traffic on the A83 continues during the evening and overnight period for safety reasons.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s north west representative, said: ‘The recent favourable weather at the Rest has allowed us to make good progress with the ongoing construction of the debris catch-pits and strengthening the debris fences above the road.

‘The A83 is currently operating well, with traffic signal control in place during daylight hours and alternate single-lane convoy being implemented during the evening and overnight periods for safety reasons, with no reported issues and minimal waiting times for motorists.

‘The Old Military Road remains on standby, ready to be utilised should conditions in the area deteriorate, meaning we can switch traffic to the alternative route quickly to minimise any disruption to journey times.

‘As ever, we’re working on a safety-first approach and will only operate the A83 if we’re certain it is safe for us to do so.

‘We thank all road users and the local community for their continued patience while we do everything we can to progress with the ongoing mitigation measures at the Rest.’