WORKS to minimise the threat of a landslide closing the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful should be complete in eight months,Transport Scotland has said.
The national roads authority has said drainage works and increased vegetation will be planted on the hillside in the coming months in a bid to reduce the threat of landslides and,if they occur,prevent the debris from reaching the road.
See more details in the Argyllshire Advertiser,September 13 2013 and on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
A couple trying to return to Southend on Kintyre after Friday’s blizzards slept in their car for two nights in a Tarbert car park while waiting for the A83 road to be cleared.
Read their story and more in the Argyllshire Advertiser,March 29 2013 or on line at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
A83 landslide at the Rest and Be Thankful. Photo Scotland Transerv
The A83 is closed in both directions at the Rest and Be Thankful because of another landslide –at least the fourth time in a year that a landslide or threat of one has closed the road. Continue reading Landslip debris closes A83 at the Rest
Following on from the Argyllshire Advertiser’s inquiries about the delays in creating a diversion at the Rest and Be Thankful on the A83 Transport Scotland announced on Thursday November 15 2012 that a major step forward had been taken in the project to provide an emergency route should the Rest and Be Thankful be closed. Continue reading Movement on landowner agreement in A83 diversion works
A review into speed limits on roads across Argyll,including the troubled A83,has had a mixed response from people in Loch Fyne’s villages. Continue reading Speed limit changes don’t go far enough
TRAVELLERS face delays today,September 27 2012,following the closure of the A83 half a mile north of Tarbert. Continue reading A83 closed all day at Tarbert
A woman has died after a motorbike was involved in a crash with two cars near Inveraray on Saturday,September 22 2012. Continue reading Bike passenger dies in A83 crash near Inveraray