Strone Point programme agreed for A83
Work to improve the A83 at Strone Point is planned to start on 4th December for 28 weeks.
The project has been long awaited and will improve the radius of the tight corner at Strone Point on the A83 outside Inveraray.
The scheme will involve:
- realigning the carriageway and cutting back the rock slope to improve visibility for drivers.
- improving the road width.
- upgrading the drainage systems to improve road safety in wet conditions.
- erecting a new road safety barrier and bike guard.
- new road markings.
- improved signing.
The road will be reduced to one lane and controlled by temporary traffic signals during the vast majority of the programme. Up to 13 night time road closures will be required and road users will be notified in advance.
Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf said:
“We know that the local community has been waiting for this work to get underway for some time and we are pleased to have agreed a programme with the contractor that will keep the A83 open for the majority of the project.
“Everything possible will be done to minimise disruption, especially during the festive period when traffic management will be removed between 22nd December 2017 and 3rd January 2018.
“The patience that people have shown so far is very much appreciated and we are expecting to see progress now that the works schedule has been agreed."