Work progressing at A82 Pulpit Rock

The road will be closed at Pulpit Rock, South of Ardlui, at 10:00pm and is scheduled to re-open each day at 06:00am. In a bid to minimise disruption to traffic, the planned overnight closures have been scheduled around existing works restrictions on the road network and the forthcoming Easter weekend.

The contractor, McLaughlin and Harvey, is planning to deliver and install a number of steel box girders, each weighing up to 50 tonnes. The lifting operations, which involve two large cranes, will rely on favourable weather conditions on the scheduled nights.

Dominic Murphy, Transport Scotland project manager said:

“The contractor is planning to undertake a significant and challenging activity which relies on favourable weather conditions. As such, weather forecasts will be monitored in the days leading up to the scheduled closures to ensure the work can proceed as planned.

“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.

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 overnight closures remain as:

• Less than a week at the end of May into early June 2014

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Published 14 Apr 2014 Tags