A82 Crianlarich Bypass

The new Bypass opened in December 2014.

What's involved?

The Crianlarich Bypass is a new 1.3km single two-lane carriageway road to the west of the village, which allows A82 road users to avoid low bridges.

The A82 is also undergoing significant investment at Pulpit Rock, which will see traffic lights removed at this location for the first time in over 30 years. In addition, design works are progressing on the A82 between Tarbet and Inverarnan with the preferred corridor for the route announced in May 2014 and the preferred route alignment expected to be identified next Summer.

Project benefits

  • Congestion in Crianlarich  will be reduced

  • Access to the village will be improved for locals and tourists

  • Journey time reliability will be improved

  • Local economic activity will be supported

  • Transport connections right across Scotland  will be improved


These details are available from the programme document.

The contractor  issued quarterly newsletters to keep the local community updated on construction of the A82 Crianlarich Bypass.

What will the environmental impact be?

The environmental impact is detailed in the Environmental Statement which was published on 24 September 2009.

Draft documents

Draft Orders and the Environmental Statement were published on 24 Sept 2009.

Environmental Statement

View the A82(T) Crianlarich Bypass Environmental Statement

Public Exhibitions

Transport Scotland held a public exhibition of the proposals for the A82 Crianlarich Bypass at Crianlarich Village Hall on Friday 9 October 2009. A further series of public exhibitions on planned improvements on the A82, including the Crianlarich Bypass, were held in the week of 10 September 2012.

Exhibition leaflet

Public Hearing

A Public Hearing was held during 13/14 March 2012 at Crianlarich Hotel, Main Street, Crianlarich.

Reporters report into objections to proposed bypass

Ministers decision letter

Made Documents

Scottish Ministers published notice of their decision to proceed with the Environmental Statement on 6 September 2012.

Decision to proceed

Made Orders were published on 20 September 2012

The A82 Trunk Road (Crianlarich Bypass) Order 2012

The A82 Trunk Road (Crianlarich Bypass) (Side Road) Order 2012

The A82 Trunk Road (Crianlarich Bypass) (Extinguishment of Public Right of Way) Order 2012

The A82 Trunk Road (Crianlarich Bypass) Compulsory Purchase Order 2012