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£220,000 Overnight Surfacing Improvements A828 Portnacroish overnight works begin Sunday 21 May for ten nights

£220,000 OVERNIGHT SURFACING IMPROVEMENTS

A828 Portnacroish

Overnight works begin Sunday 21 May for ten nights

 

Motorists using the A828 are soon to benefit from an improved road surface as resurfacing works are planned for a section of the route later this month.

The resurfacing works will upgrade a section of the route just over a kilometre in length at Portnacroish to help ensure the A828 continues to function safely as well as provide a smoother and safer journey for road users.

The works will begin on Sunday 21 May and last for up to ten nights.  The improvements will take place from 9pm to 7am each night, Sunday nights to Friday mornings, with no work taking place on the busier Friday or Saturday nights. 

Due to restricted road widths within this section of the A828, a road closure will be in place each night during the working hours to keep road workers and motorists safe during the improvements.  A diversion via the A85 at Connell and A82 at Tyndrum will be signed.  Emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times and local access will be maintained when it is safe for vehicles to be escorted through the work area.  Advanced signage will be in place at Tyndrum to give advance warning for onward travel.

The road will be open during the daytime, however, a 30mph speed restriction will remain in place as motorists will be travelling over an uneven surface. 

The improvements have been planned following consultation with the local authority, Transport Scotland, travel operators, local businesses and residents.

Commenting on the improvements, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “The scheme planned at Portnacroish will improve the road surface for motorists of the A828, creating a much safer and smoother journey. 

“We’ve planned the resurfacing to take place overnight to reduce the impact to motorists, and have taken steps to avoid working on the busier Friday and Saturday nights to further limit disruption.

“Our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible.

“We would encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance, allowing extra and checking the Traffic Scotland website before setting off.”

Real-time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland at www.trafficscotland.org and twitter @trafficscotland.

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