The A83 re-opened on Monday February 24 following a landslide a Butterbridge around midday on Sunday February 23.
However,traffic lights continue to be in place and further short closures were expected during Monday.
This was to allow the removal of a large boulder on the slope above causing a damming effect and holding back further debris material.
A specialist contractor in conjunction with BEAR Scotland’s Geotechnical team completed a preliminary design on Sunday evening and from early morning saw the finalising of the placement of charges to the boulder to allow a controlled procedure to be undertaken.
Bear Scotland warned that the operation to remove the boulder would require the road to be completely closed with a controlled cordon set up .
An inspection of the slope will be undertaken to establish stability and if required the carriageway swept of any debris prior to opening.
The debris poured on to the road around midday on Sunday and BEAR Scotland were able to call on Argyll-based contractors from Lochgilphead to remove the debris and reshape the drainage ditches.
This was helped by the removal of the debris from site to a local approved disposal area enabling a quick turnaround of lorries.
The slip occurred at a location which would not be remedied by use of the Old military Road.
Trunk roads contractors BEAR Scotland thanked the community in Argyll and Bute for their assistance during this incident including the sharing and distribution of information to their own wider contact groups through social media etc to spread the message that Argyll and Bute is open for business.
Diversions are as follows when the road is closed:
Westbound Turn right onto the A82 at Tarbet and follow the road until Crianlarich –Turn left onto A82 and continue until Tyndrum –Turn left onto the A85 and continue until Dalmally –Turn left onto A819 and follow the road until Inveraray. Thereafter follow permanent signing. Distance:58.8 miles. Eastbound At Inveraray,turn left onto the A819 then follow the road until Dalmally –Turn right onto the A85 and continue until Tyndrum –Turn right onto the A82 and follow the road to Crianlarich –Turn right onto A82 and follow the road until Tarbet. Distance:58.8 miles.
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