Ongoing surfacing project on A86 between Tulloch and Newtonmore extended by two nights

Issued by BEAR Scotland

Please be advised that due to operational reasons two additional nights of work are required for the ongoing surfacing improvements on the A86 between Tulloch and Newtonmore.

Work will continue for an extra night tonight, Thursday 23 July, at Creag Meagaidh before teams begin work at the next location at West of Laggan Dam from Sunday 26 July which also requires an additional night of work.

The third project in the programme of work at East of Newtonmore will now start on Wednesday 29 July for four nights.

Due to the narrow carriageway widths at these locations of the A86, work will be undertaken using a full road closure between 8pm and 5am each night to ensure the safety of road workers and motorists.

The project is now scheduled to take place as follows:

  • A86 Creag Meagaidh – Sunday 19 July to Thursday 23 July (five nights)

Overnight road closures in place for safety.

Amnesties will be provided at 9pm, 10pm, 12am, 2am and 4am to allow waiting vehicles to be escorted through the site safely under a 10mph convoy system. Alternatively, there will be a diversion route via Inverness.

  • A86 West of Laggan Dam – Sunday 26 July to Tuesday 28 July (three nights)

Overnight road closure in place for safety.

Amnesties will be provided at 9pm, 10pm, 12am, 2am and 4am to allow waiting vehicles to be escorted through the site safely under a 10mph convoy system. Alternatively, there will be a diversion route via Inverness.

  • A86 East of Newtonmore – Wednesday 29 July to Monday 3 August (four nights, excluding Friday and Saturday nights)

Overnight road closure in place for safety.

No amnesties will be provided as a signed diversion route via the B9150 will be in place which adds five minutes to the journey time between Newtonmore and Kingussie.

The road will be open outwith working hours to keep disruption to a minimum, however a speed restriction of 30mph will remain in place as traffic will be running over a temporary surface.

Access through the works site for emergency services will be maintained at all times.  All stakeholders have been informed of the changes to programme.

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org, twitter at @trafficscotland or the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org.

Scheme coordinates:  East extents; Latitude, Longitude: 57.072154, -4.0984449

            West extents; Latitude, Longitude: 56.889503, -4.6923450

23 Jul 2020
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