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Major milestone reached on A83 Strone Point slope work

Slope excavation and stabilisation on the A83 Strone Point realignment has been completed, according to Transport Scotland’s term maintenance contractor Bear Scotland.

Bear has said that over 6,000t of material has been removed from the hill side and 748 soil nails installed, clearing the way for the contractor John Paul Construction to start working on building the new carriageway.

traffic is now running on the eastbound lane of the a83 with carriageway construction taking place on the westbound

traffic is now running on the eastbound lane of the a83 with carriageway construction taking place on the westbound

Traffic has now been switched to the newly constructed eastbound lane to allow installation of a new shoreside retaining structure, carriageway construction and the installation of a new safety barrier and bike guards on the westbound side

In total, 3.5km of soil nails have been used with over 800m2 of mesh and 700m2 of rock netting to secure the slope in addition to scaling back a section of the hillside over a 300m length to prevent debris from falling onto the new carriageway.

“The contractor, John Paul Construction, is making good progress with the A83 Strone Point Bend Realignment project with teams completing the excavation and containment of the hillside,” said Bear Scotland representative Eddie Ross. “This milestone allows carriageway realignment and drainage works at ground level to be progressed marking the next phase of the project.”

Work on the scheme is expected to be completed this summer.

 

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