Essential road repairs are to be carried out on the A82 at Pulpit Rock. To ensure the safety of road users and roadworkers, the A82 will be closed at Pulpit Rock during daytime hours on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 December.
“Recent inspections have identified a 300m long section of road which runs alongside the Pulpit Rock Improvement Scheme that requires urgent resurfacing. These works are such that they need to be carried out before the next set of programmed closures in in the New Year. While night time closures were considered, this was not possible on health and safety grounds.
Extensive consultation has been undertaken with Argyll and Bute Council, emergency services, local schools and transport partnerships to ensure that these essential works can be planned and managed to minimise disruption. The works will be undertaken between 8am and 4pm each day and the road will be open to all traffic outwith these times to allow uninterrupted travel north and south on this important route on the lead up to Christmas week.
Eddie Ross of BEAR Scotland, who has organised the works for Transport Scotland, said:
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank local communities and road users for their continued understanding and patience throughout the current improvement works. However, due to unforeseen circumstances, we need to urgently carry out these repairs to ensure the resilience of this vital trunk road.”
“Whilst the closures are unfortunate, we have consulted widely to ensure these works are managed to minimise disruption and we will continue to work with our operational partners to ensure any inconvenience to road users is kept to a minimum.”
The A82 will be closed at Pulpit Rock, south of Ardlui, between 8am and 4pm each day. The A82 will remain open on either side of the closure from both Crianlarich and Tarbet for local access. 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 www.trafficscotland.org for further information about these works and for real-time journey planning advice. Further live updates will be available through Twitter and from local radio stations.”