Forthcoming works on A87 Trunk Road at Breakish

The initial phase will begin on Monday 3 March and is planned to be completed by the end of March.

The works, being undertaken by BEAR Scotland on behalf of Transport Scotland, will involve the provision of crushed stone surface over sections of the existing narrow verges to improve safety for pedestrians walking through Breakish on the A87.  Some existing ditches and drains will also be altered to allow a wider verge to be constructed.

Future phases of the work will include new signs and lining at the narrow bridges, the introduction of Vehicle Activated Signs to encourage slower speeds, and a continuation of the verge works along the full length to the Sleat junction.

Phase one of the works will be carried out under single lane closures with temporary traffic signals and a 30mph speed restriction in operation while works are in progress.

Work will be underway between 8am and 5pm each day, Monday to Friday, with occasional weekend working where traffic sensitive operations are required.

Although no significant delays are expected, motorists are urged to plan ahead and allow extra time in their journey.

BEAR Scotland’s spokesperson for the North West Unit, Eddie Ross said: “We are delighted to have worked with the local community on these important works to improve visibility as well as pedestrian and road safety on the A87 at Breakish. 

“We urge road users to pay attention to traffic management and temporary signage in place while these works are in progress, which are designed for the safety of both road users and the workforce.”

If, due to adverse weather conditions, the works cannot be carried out, the road will remain open as normal to trunk road traffic.

Motorists are advised to check the Traffic Scotland website at for the latest, real-time travel information before setting out.


26 Feb 2014
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