Ground investigation works at A82 Glen Gloy

Issued by BEAR Scotland

Works start Monday 3rd February 2014 for up to 5 weeks

Vital ground investigation works will soon get underway on the A82 at Glen Gloy for five weeks.

Starting Monday 3rd February, these works are now required following the effects of a previous landslide which washed away part of the steep river bank supporting the A82 just north of Glen Gloy.

A 300m section of the road will be realigned in future, however, detailed ground investigation works are required before the design of this can be completed.

The majority of these works, involving sinking a number of boreholes, and digging trial pits, will be on land beside the road but there will be some on the existing carriageway. Most of this will take place under the existing traffic management but some disruption to traffic is expected.

Commenting on the works, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Unit Representative said: “This section of the A82 is a particularly important route and the ground investigation works will allow us to finalise the design for the new road. The end result will see a safer and improved section of trunk road through this very constrained narrow valley.

“The ground investigation works should not cause significant delays to motorists but we do encourage the public to look at the Traffic Scotland website for up-to-date travel information and leave some extra time for their journey where they can.” 

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting

Information signs will be utilised to provide advance notification of the works.

30 Jan 2014