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Work to improve more than a kilometre of road surface at three sections of the A83 in Campbeltown got under way this week.
The £470,000 project began on Tuesday and is expected to take about three weeks to complete, subject to weather conditions.
Improvements on the northbound lanes of Hall Street were expected to be completed yesterday, Thursday August 5.
Work will be carried out at Drumore, north of Campbeltown, from Sunday August 8 to Wednesday August 11 and at the north end of Campbeltown from Wednesday August 11 to Friday August 20.
Road closures will be in place at both locations between 7pm and 5am each night – apart from Friday and Saturday – but amnesty periods will be provided at 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, midnight, 2am and 4am to allow any waiting traffic to be safely convoyed through the area.
Motorists are encouraged to arrive in advance of these times to ensure they can be accommodated by the convoys.
Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times and local access for residents and scheduled bus services will be maintained as far as reasonably practicable.
The A83 will remain open during the daytime to keep disruption to a minimum, with a temporary 30mph speed limit remaining in place where appropriate, as traffic will be travelling over a temporary surface.
Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West representative, said: ‘This programme of surfacing work on the A83 in Campbeltown will help address any defects and greatly improve the surface for motorists.
‘The overnight closures and the use of contraflow are essential to ensure the safety of roadworkers and motorists due to the narrow widths of the road at these locations. We’ve taken steps to limit the overall impact of the project by carrying out the work overnight.’