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Rest and Be Thankful mitigation work restarts

Work on landslip mitigation on the A83 Rest and Be Thankful has resumed following a winter break, Transport Scotland’s term maintenance contractor Bear Scotland has confirmed.

The work was halted for the Christmas break but the restart was delayed by poor weather.

Current work is focused on construction of three debris flow catch-pits at the bottom of the slope close to the road and is expected to be completed this summer.

“We’re pleased to resume the construction of the debris flow catch-pits following a period of adverse winter weather,” said Bear Scotland north west representative Eddie Ross.

“The installation of these pits, together with the fences and debris flow catch-pit already in place at the Rest and be Thankful, will provide further protection resilience against any future landslips blocking this key route.”

Each of the catch-pits has a 12,000t storage capacity and are designed to stop debris reaching the road in the event of further ground movement.

According to Bear, modelling techniques were used to optimise the location of the catch-pits.


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