Upgrade for A82 alongside Loch Lomond

Transport Scotland has launched a consultation on proposals for the upgrade of the A82 between Tarbet and Inverarnan. It seems that they intend to follow the existing line of the road, rather than undertake larger civil engineering work requiring tunnels or the substantial sections of the road being built out into the loch. You can…

Resurfacing work planned in Duror

Major overnight closures are planned in the Duror area for two weeks in July, to carry out resurfacing works to the A828 trunk road. BEAR Scotland has informed both the community council and Highland councillors of the planned works, asking for any comments before the closure is agreed. If given the go ahead, the main…

Bridge work planned for Road to the Isles

Residents from the Acharacle, Arisaig and Mallaig areas are likely to be affected by road works on the A830, announced by BEAR Scotland today, which will see the replacement of the bridge over the Allt Dearg watercourse.  The bridge is located between Glenfinnan and Ranochan approximately 4 miles west of Glenfinnan; to see the exact…

No further forward with town link road

A significant pinch point on the A82 trunk road between Glasgow and Inverness is the section from Fort William’s West End roundabout through to the Lochybridge roundabout. Assuming the development around the planned Tesco at Blar Mhor goes ahead, this is likely to increase as people are tempted to the north side of town for…

Loch Lomondside A82 closed next week

I have received notification of an urgent closure of the A82 between Tarbet and the north end of Loch Lomond planned for next week. The closure is dependent on the Transport Minister giving approval, but is planned to close the road on Tuesday 21st January, Wednesday 22nd January and Thursday 23rd January between 9.30am and…

Good news from the A82 at Pulpit Rock

Amid all the wintry weather doom-and-gloom there is some good news, courtesy of local campaign group the A82 partnership, about the A82 upgrade at Pulpit Rock. Transport Scotland has confirmed: There will be NO planned A82 road closures for Pulpit Rock works before 1 February 2014. The proposed FULL (24/7) closure of approximately one week…

A82 Pulpit Rock daytime closures ahead of Christmas

BEAR SCOTLAND has announced daytime closures for the A82 at Pulpit Rock this week, see details in their press release below: 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…

Transport Scotland postpone A82 road works

Transport Scotland this week postponed their latest crazy plan to operate overnight closures on the A82 through North Ballachulish and Onich at the start of the tourist season. The decision follows fierce opposition from local residents and businesses, supported by me as local councillor. It’s brilliant news that the public body, responsible for our trunk…

Think again on A82 closure

Transport Scotland needs to think again on their latest A82 closure plan before they damage our tourist trade at the beginning of the season. In a consultation, published just four working days before the Easter break, they asked for opinions on a proposal to upgrade another section of the A82, in Onich, starting on 21st…