A vital improvement scheme on the A82 at Glen Gloy has been completed, restoring two way traffic to the popular route.
The million pounds improvement contract, carried out as part of Transport Scotland’s on-going trunk maintenance programme, followed damage done to the riverbank supporting the road by a landslide. 300 metres of the road has been realigned away from the river gorge and two bends removed to improve driving conditions.
The work represents further investment in the A82. The £5m Crianlarich Bypass was open to traffic last year, works have been completed on the £9.2m Pulpit Rock scheme to remove the bottleneck and traffic lights at this location, and a £2m design commission is also progressing on the A82 between Tarbet and Inverarnan.
Transport Minister, Derek Mackay, said, “The Scottish Government has made a clear commitment to the northwest by implementing this important scheme which helps improve the transport infrastructure in the area.
“The removal of temporary traffic signals has restored journey time reliability and we have also taken the opportunity to improve driving conditions by widening the carriageway and taking away two of the bends through this section of the road. “A huge thanks has to go to the communities along the route for their patience while the work has been on-going. I hope that they are pleased with the long-term benefits this will bring to this lifeline route.”
Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Unit representative, added, “These works are of a huge benefit to the A82, enhancing the safety and resilience of the route. The improvements are the result of a great team effort from BEAR Scotland’s design team, Transport Scotland and Breedon Aggregates.”