Chair welcomes start of A82 improvements

The Highland Council’s Chair of Environment, Development and Infrastructure has welcomed the news that the road surfacing project on the A82 route between Fort William and Inverness is set to start on Sunday (30 September).

Cllr Henderson said: “I welcome this spend, the continuing improvements and the investment in the A82 which I, on a far too regular basis, travel from my home in Fort William.

“On behalf of the local communities and road users I have been lobbying for the planned works to be done overnight in order to keep disruption to a minimum. I really appreciate BEAR Scotland listening and changing this work from a daytime closure, which would have meant drivers having a long roundabout detour. Having the work carried out at night-time will certain disrupt far fewer people’s travel plans.”

The £860,000 project is set to take place at four locations on the A82 between Invergarry and Invermoriston and will involve surfacing upgrades and drainage improvements.

The works start on Sunday and are due to take 5 weeks. Overnight road closures will be in place Sunday to Thursday nights, 7pm – 6am. All traffic management will be removed during the daytime.

 

27 Sep 2018
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