Transport Scotland has announced that its £1.6M project to improve road safety on the A83 at Strone Point near Inverary has been completed and released a video to show the scale of the work.
Around 370m of the carriageway has been realigned and a section of rock slopes above the road have been scaled back and secured with 748 soil nails and rock netting to widen to road and improve driver visibility.
Scottish cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity Michael Matheson said:
“The section of the A83 at Strone Point on Loch Fyne is single carriageway with a history of fatal and serious accidents. This project has made it safer by opening up the width of the road and improving driver visibility around the tight bend.
“The work has also allowed us to install new safety barriers and improve drainage, signage and road markings at the same time.
“Over 6000t of material has been removed from the nearby slope and specialist mesh and matting installed. This will improve the slope’s stability and help to prevent debris falling onto the carriageway.
“The A83 is the gateway to Argyll and Bute and we recognise its strategic importance. This project is one of a series of ongoing initiatives on the road, underlining the Scottish Government’s commitment to maintaining that vital link for local residents and businesses.”