£1.5M further resurfacing investment to address trunk road surface deterioration in North West Scotland

Issued by BEAR Scotland

  •        BEAR Scotland to undertake repairs and resurfacing with additional funds from Transport Scotland

BEAR Scotland is undertaking an essential programme of works across trunk roads in the North West of Scotland to address the accelerated road surface deterioration caused by recent winter weather conditions, where the freeze and thaw cycle has weakened the carriageway.

Transport Scotland has provided £1.5M on top of resurfacing schemes that were already planned for 2018, in a bid to address the weather related road defects and ensure the lifeline trunk roads in the North West of Scotland are safe for road users. In many instances this will allow a more permanent solution to temporary pothole repairs that have been carried out at locations where the defects have been deemed most urgent.

A key focus for the repairs is the A82, A83 and the A85 which has seen deterioration of the road surface in a number of locations.. The acceleration of works requires planning on matters such as designs, network availability, quarry location, timings and resource/programme conflicts. Any schemes which cannot be delivered this financial year will be delivered early in 2018/19.

The programme includes:

Route

Scheme name and type

Value*

Consultation

Proposed start date (w/c)

Traffic management proposed

A83

Succoth - resurfacing

£60K

Issued

22nd Jan

Daytime convoy

A889

Cathar Mor - resurfacing

£100K

Issued

5th Feb

5 daytime closures

A887

Invermorriston - structural

£210K

Issued

5th Feb

Daytime convoy

A85

Connel - resurfacing

£150K

Issued

11th Feb for 5 nights

Night time closures with amnesties

A84

South of Strathyre - structural

£137K

Not yet issued

12th Feb

Daytime convoy

A83

Strone - resurfacing

£60K

Not yet issued

25th & 26th Feb

2 night time closures

A9

Wade Stone - structural

£460K

Not yet issued

26th Feb

Dual c/w daytime convoy

A82

Fort William - resurfacing

£200K

Not yet issued

26th Feb for 2 weeks.

First 5 days daytime convoy, then 3 night convoy plus 1 day night closure with amnesties

A87

Ard Dorch to Luib - structural

£286K

Not yet issued

5th March

Daytime convoy

A9

North of Trinafour - structural

£390K

Not yet issued

15th March

Dual c/w daytime convoy

A86

Roybridge  - resurfacing

£60k

Not yet issued

April/ May

To be confirmed

A82

South of Spean  - resurfacing

£100k

Not yet issued

April/ May

A82

Taynuilt  - resurfacing

£50k

Not yet issued

April/ May

*note; total exceeds £1.5M as some schemes were pre-planned and budgeted. Others have been extended in size/ length

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said; “The recent inclement weather has had a huge impact on road surfaces in many places causing them to break up. This programme will help us address the worst areas and we are also reprioritising the works planned for Spring to ensure that these tackle the areas of most need.

“We appreciate that this will involve some disruption but we will endeavour to do everything possible to minimise it wherever possible. More detailed information will be issued on a scheme-by-scheme basis as this is finalised.”

BEAR Scotland will continue to undertake weekly inspections and carry out repairs to Category 1 defects as necessary.  Should anyone wish to report a specific defect on trunk roads, they are encouraged to report it using freephone number 0800 028 1414.

Real time traffic information is available from Traffic Scotland at www.trafficscotland.org or Twitter @trafficscotland.

 

For further information please contact:

Trunk Road Defects: 0800 028 1414

BEAR Scotland Ltd:  0800 587 1107

Traffic information is available on: www.trafficscotland.org

 

 

 

 

 

 

24 Jan 2018
Tell us something about this topic How is this webpage?