Overnight closures on A82 as Pulpit Rock progresses

Preparatory works on the £9.2m A82 Pulpit Rock Improvement scheme gets underway on Monday 10 June for two weeks.

Contractor McLaughlin & Harvey will carry out this early work, including the creation of a temporary platform for siting plant, as part of their preparations for building the new structure.

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 with the exception of Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd when the road will remain open.

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:

“This early work will represents a welcome milestone in our efforts to finally remove the traffic lights and congestion from this part of the A82.

“The revised closures, welcomed by stakeholders, have been scheduled to minimise impact on local communities, businesses and visitors to this part of the county.”

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

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

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. 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:
  • 10th to 24th June 2013 (except 21st & 22nd)
  • 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
  • There may be opportunities for “wave-throughs” during the overnight closures in October/November to permit traffic to pass and this will be confirmed nearer the time.

Published 4 Jun 2013