Recommended Preferred Route Corridor and Possible Route Options - March 2021 - A83 Access to Argyll and Bute

Last year we undertook a public consultation on 11 route corridor options in the region. From the feedback we received, as well as the assessment work undertaken by the project team, a preferred route corridor option has been recommended by the Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity – to progress with Route Corridor 1 through Glen Croe.

The next stage of the project involves developing possible route options within Route Corridor 1. From the assessment work we have undertaken, we have identified five possible route options as shown below:

Shows the various possible route options that exist within the recommended preferred corridor and they are shown in front of Ordnance Survey mapping. These possible route options are named, the brown / yellow / green / purple / pink possible route options

These have been developed from the proposed route options originally outlined in the A83 Trunk Road Study 2013. Those routes are being considered and an additional possible one has been  identified. These may incorporate tunnels, structures such as viaducts, shelters as well as stretches of open road.

We would welcome your views on the recommended preferred route corridor announcement and the five possible route options. Your feedback will help the project team develop and refine these possible route options, which will be subject to further assessment based on additional data-gathering and survey work.


The environmental constraints as well as the proposed mitigation measures relating to the recommended preferred route corridor is considered in the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Environmental Report that will be published on our website in April 2021. You may wish to take a look at that report before you respond.

If you would like to share your views with us, we would be grateful if you could do so via the feedback form. Feedback can be submitted using one of the following methods:

Please be advised that the feedback can be submitted on or before Friday 28 May 2021.

If you have any queries, please email us at the above address in the first instance. Alternatively, you can call us on 07999 948 736 Monday to Friday between 9am – 5pm.

We are sorry that we cannot currently receive feedback forms that are posted back to us as our offices are currently closed to comply with Covid-19 guidelines.

Published Date 18 Mar 2021 Type Projects