Convoy system replaced by 24/7 traffic lights at Rest

The Rest and Be Thankful and Old Military Road.

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Temporary traffic lights are now in place 24 hours a day at the Rest and Be Thankful.

A continuous use of the traffic lights removes the need for an overnight convoy system, which was in place to safely escort motorists past the work area during the hours of darkness.

Good progress with mitigation measures, alongside reasonable hillside conditions and seasonal settled weather, has meant the convoy system is no longer required.

Weather and hillside conditions will continue to be monitored daily and will inform operational decision-making, with the safety of road users and workers being paramount.

Later this month four nights of surfacing work is planned for two sections of the A83 of more than 300 metres at the Rest and Be Thankful. The work will take place each night between 7pm and 7am, starting on Sunday June 20.

All overnight road users will be directed to use the Old Military Road diversion route but the A83 will reopen during the daytime.