A82 Pulpit Rock construction continues (1)

Further overnight closures will take place between Monday 4 November and Monday 11 November.

For the safety of road users and road workers, the A82 will be closed at Pulpit Rock, south of Ardlui, between 10pm and 6am each night.

Contractor McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd will carry out this work which includes piling works along the existing road that are required to support the main structure. Earthworks which will enable the sharp bend in the existing road to be smoothed out will also continue.

Although there will be no significant changes to the landscape, road users will notice works to upper slopes above the existing road and a gradual widening of the existing road.

The A82 will remain open on either side of the closure. Diversion routes for through traffic are:

  • northbound via the A83 at Tarbet, A819 and A85
  • southbound via the A85 at Tyndrum, A819 and A83.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:

“These works will play an essential part in providing free-flowing traffic in this part of the A82 as well as opening the road for other users, including cyclists.”

“The overnight closures, which have been welcomed by the local community and road users, have been scheduled to minimise impact on local communities, businesses and visitors to this part of the country.”

Drivers are advised to check www.trafficscotland.org for further information about these works and for real-time journey planning advice.

Notes to editors

For more information - http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/road/projects/A82-Improvements/A82-Pulpit-Rock

  1. Transport Scotland is the Scottish Government’s national transport agency responsible for; aviation, bus, freight and taxi policy; coordinating the National Transport Strategy for Scotland; ferries, ports and harbours; impartial travel services; liaising with regional transport partnerships, including monitoring of funding; local roads policy; major public transport projects; national concessionary travel schemes; rail and trunk road networks; sustainable transport, road safety and accessibility; the Blue Badge Scheme. Transport Scotland is an Executive agency accountable to Scottish Ministers. http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/
  2. Information including dates for future overnight closures and the full closure will begin to be publicised in advance as far as possible, using the Transport Scotland website, Traffic Scotland, variable message signs and newspaper adverts.
  3. The proposed dates for the night time closures are:
  • 3 weeks in August 2013 & 3 weeks in September 2013
  • 2 weeks in October 2013 & 1 week in November 2013
  • Less than 1 week in March 2014
  • 1 week in April 2014 & 1 week in May 2014
  • A full closure of less than 1 week in January 2014

The £9.2m contract for construction was awarded to McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd in February 2013.

Published 2 Oct 2013