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A82 GI set to benefit from overnight road surfacing closures

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Plans to resurface the A82 between Tarbet and Crianlarich are set to benefit ground investigation works currently being undertaken on the route by Soil Engineering Geoservices.

The contractor is working on the final stages of a £3.4M ground investigation for the upgrade of the A82 from Tarbet to Inverarnan and will use the road closures to undertake boreholes within the road carriageway.

Work on the ground investigation started in March with both over water and land-based work and the results will be used for design of the 17km upgrade.

The overnight surfacing work started yesterday and is due to take four weeks to complete with the route closed from 9pm to 6am each night. During working hours all traffic will be diverted via the A83, A819 and A85 re-joining the A82 at Tyndrum and vice versa.

Transport Scotland’s term maintenance contractor Bear Scotland’s north west representative Eddie Ross said: “This project will allow our teams to upgrade various sections of the A82 carriageway next to Loch Lomond between Tarbet and Crianlarich, helping to fix any defects in the road and upgrade the general condition.

“Unfortunately, due to the narrow width of the road next to the loch, we’ve got no option but to close the road overnight each night during the surfacing improvements.”

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said: “By collaboratively working together to deliver the resurfacing and ground investigation works, the overall impact on the local community and the travelling public has been greatly reduced.”

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