Construction works continue at A82 Pulpit Rock

Following consultation with the emergency services and Argyll & Bute Council, contractor McLaughlin & Harvey will close the road between 10pm and 6am each night to undertake works which are essential for the completion of the project.

Dominic Murphy, Transport Scotland project manager said:

“While we have tried to minimise the number of overnight closures, they are necessary to ensure the safety of road users and road workers while critical works are underway.

“Transport Scotland continues to work closely with the contractor to implement an innovative approach to this construction project. This will allow us to keep the road open each day and to minimise disruption to road users.

“We would like to thank the local community and road users for their continued patience during these works.”

The A82 will be closed at Pulpit Rock, south of Ardlui, but 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

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

For more information see Pulpit Rock on the Transport Scotland website.

Notes to editors

  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.
  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 future night time closures remain as:
  • Less than 2 weeks in April 2014
  • Less than 1 week in May 2014

Published 17 Mar 2014 Tags