Work to realign the A83 at Strone Point in Scotland is entering the final phase and set to be completed in mid-July, according to Transport Scotland’s maintenance contractor Bear Scotland.
Bear said that the project “has made significant strides forward” in recent weeks since the completion of the slope stabilisation works in April.
The bend realignment project at Strone Point involved scaling back a 300m section of hillside next to the A83, opening up the width of the road and improving alignment and visibility round the bend.
Principal contractor for the work John Paul Construction has been focusing on ground level improvements since the completion of the slope work. Recent work has included construction of the new carriageway, installation of new drainage systems, shoreside retaining wall construction and installation of new safety barrier.
“The next phase involves two overnight closures so we can safely complete the last sections of surfacing works on the new carriageway, however we’ve arranged this so the works will take place overnight to limit any disruption as much as possible,” said Bear Scotland representative Eddie Ross.
“Once the carriageway is complete teams have some minor construction works remaining on the project, with the A83 expected to be reopen to both lanes around mid-July.”