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Land reclamation key to A828 road widening

bear scotland a828 south of creagan

Widening of the A828 next to Loch Creran is set to call for land reclamation work to improve safety on the 300m section of the route.

Work by Bear Scotland, Transport Scotland’s term maintenance contractor, on the £300,000 scheme is set to start on Monday and is expected to take 10 weeks to complete.

The project will involve building up a section of the sea wall at the bends south of Creagan by installing over 1,800t of rock amour along the shore line, before extending the road verge on top of the new wall. This will also allow the carriageway to be widened by an extra half metre. The 300m stretch of road will then be resurfaced and a new road safety barrier installed.

The scheme will help improve trunk road safety for road users by widening the carriageway and improving the roadside protection next to the sea loch.

Bear Scotland north west representative Eddie Ross said: “We’re pleased that we can begin work on building up the sea wall next to the A828 south of Creagan, meaning we can widen the carriageway by an extra 500mm on the bends next to the sea loch.

“We’ll also be installing new road barrier along this section of the A828 to improve road safety.

“To keep everyone safe temporary traffic lights will be in place throughout the project, however our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible.

“We’ve planned the project to take place outside the busier summer months to minimise impact to tourism in the area.”

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