A stretch of one of the north’s busiest roads will be closed overnight and have a 30mph speed limit for more than a fortnight starting this weekend.
The £685,000 project will result in more than a mile of carriageway on the A82 between Drumnadrochit and Temple Pier being resurfaced.
The overnight project is set to begin on Sunday and is programmed to take fifteen nights to complete. The surfacing improvements will take place between 8pm and 6am with work due to be completed by 6am on April 3. No work will take place on Friday or Saturday nights.
To help minimise disruption, amnesties will be provided at 10pm, 12am, 2am and 4am to escort traffic through the work site. The road will be open during the day however a 30mph speed limit will be in place.
Emergency services will be able to pass through at all times and local access for residents living within the closure points will be maintained when it is safe to pass through the work area.
Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “The £685,000 surfacing improvements will help address the defects on this section of the A82 and greatly improve the surface for motorists.
“Due to the narrow road widths, it is essential we close the road to ensure the safety of road workers and motorists. We’ve taken on board feedback from the consultation process and have taken steps to minimise disruption by carrying out the works overnight, pushing the start time back to 8pm and avoiding working Friday and Saturday nights to help limit the impact on residents and motorists.
“We thank motorists and the local community in advance for their patience while we carry out the project. We encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website before setting off for up to date traffic information.”