Minor improvement works on A82 Alltsigh

A rolling programme of works on the rock faces above A82 will begin at Loch Ness next week, following an assessment carried out on behalf of Transport Scotland.

Located approximately 4.5km north of Alltsigh on the northbound side of the A82, the initial de-vegetation works and inspection of the rock slope was completed in January. Following this, the design has been progressed and a specialist subcontractor has been appointed to remove loose rock, install both rock dowels and approximately 10,000m2 of rockfall netting.

This phase of rock fall protection works is due to start on Monday 10th March.

These works will largely be undertaken using a 10mph convoy ensuring maximum protection to both the workforce and travelling public. At times during the construction period it will be necessary for 10 minute road closures to take place. This is to allow the safe removal of large blocks from the rock slope. 

Commenting on the works, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Unit Representative said: “This section of the A82 is a particularly important route for both locals and tourists. These works will lead to a safer section of road where the likelihood of delays caused by rockfalls will be reduced.

“We would like to apologise in advance for any disruption experienced during these works, and encourage motorists to utilise the Traffic Scotland website for up-to-date travel information as well as allowing for slight delays when planning their journey.” 

Real-time journey planning information can be obtained by visiting www.trafficscotland.org.
Information signs will be utilised to provide advance notification of the works.

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7 Mar 2014
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