Transport Scotland’s term maintenance contractor Bear Scotland has said a six month project to replace a culvert at risk of collapse on the A82 is set to start on site today.
The £1.1M scheme will involve construction of a temporary road to ensure the A82 remains open throughout the project.
According to Bear, the existing culvert is in poor condition and showing signs of continuing deterioration, meaning extensive works are now required to ensure the structure is safe for road users.
Bear Scotland north west representative Eddie Ross said: “This culvert replacement project is vital in ensuring the A82 trunk road remains a safe, reliable route to the north west of Scotland. Our teams have designed the project to include a temporary two-way diversion road, ensuring the A82 trunk road remains open throughout this major project helping to ensure disruption to road users is minimised.
“The replacement of the culvert at Clinton will help ensure the road remains fit for purpose for years to come. We’ve also incorporated durable materials into the design of the new structure which will assist in minimising future maintenance requirements on the culvert.
“Our teams will do all they can to carry out the project as quickly and safely as possible, however we encourage all road users to follow the temporary traffic management and 30mph speed restriction during the project for their own safety as well as that of our construction teams. We also encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date journey information and leave some extra time before they travel.”