Convoy system in place as A83 resurfacing gets underway

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Motorists travelling on the A83 east of Lochgilphead should allow more time for their journey as a £220,000 surfacing improvement programme is underway.

Work to resurface about 1km of road, which began on Tuesday, is expected to take place over nine days between 7am and 7pm, with all work scheduled to be completed by Friday September 24, subject to weather conditions.

No work will take place on Saturday or Sunday.

To protect roadworkers and motorists, a 10mph convoy system is in place during working hours.

Outwith working hours, a temporary 30mph speed limit remains in place as traffic is using a temporary surface.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West representative, said: ‘This £220,000 project on the A83 near Lochgilphead will address any defects on this section of the route, greatly improving the quality and safety of the road surface.

‘The traffic management proposed is essential to the safety of our teams and road users, but we have taken steps to minimise disruption by avoiding weekend working and reducing the extent of traffic management required when works are not taking place.

‘We thank motorists for their patience and would also encourage them to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up-to-date travel information.’

Real-time journey planning information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org or Twitter @trafficscotland.