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Essential Road Maintenance to Begin Across North West Trunk Roads

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As well as five overnight surfacing projects across the A82 and A83, announced last week, the programme also involves road marking renewal work across the A84 and A85, road stud installations on the A87, A887 and A82, and safety barrier replacement projects at Tyndrum and Letterfindlay on the A82.

Other general projects such as coring work will also be carried out at various locations to inform plans for wider surfacing projects expected to take place later this year.

It is vital that this essential maintenance work is carried out in order to maintain the integrity and safety of the trunk road network in the north west of Scotland, helping to ensure it remains safe and reliable for key workers, deliveries and those making essential journeys.

This week teams from BEAR Scotland will begin carrying out the programme of work. 

While the majority of work will be carried out using mobile working, temporary traffic lights will be in place at some locations to protect teams and road users during the programme of work with signs erected in advance to advise motorists.

Strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government guidance, will be in place to ensure all site personnel remain safe as work gets underway. 

New safe operation procedures and risk assessments have also been developed to ensure teams are kept safe throughout the maintenance work.

Eddie Ross, North West Representative for BEAR Scotland said: 

“We’re advising all road users that as of this week our teams will be more active on the road network carrying out vital maintenance to ensure key routes are kept safe.

“This work has been prioritised and identified as essential to ensure the trunk road network remains safe for key workers, emergency services, deliveries and those making essential journeys.

“We’ve altered our operations so that strict physical distancing protocols in line with Government guidance can be observed at all times, and we’ll continue to prioritise the safety of our teams and that of our supply chain above all else during this difficult time.

“While traffic levels are generally lower, we still ask all motorists to please slow down and be mindful of any temporary traffic management or road signs in place for the protection of our teams as well as themselves.

“As always we’ll do all we can to ensure that this programme of work is completed as quickly and as safely as possible.”

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