Humza Yousaf with chamber of commerce members Murdo MacLeod (left), Jane MacLeod and Alison Hay (chair)
WORK ON upgrading the A83 trunk road is far from finished, a Scottish Government minister was reminded this week.
On a trip to Lochgilphead on Wednesday at the invitation of Mid Argyll Chamber of Commerce, transport minister Humza Yousaf outlined the latest developments, taking questions from the audience.
His visit follows the latest meeting of the A83 taskforce – a group comprising business managers, councillors, civil servants, engineers and others – in Arrochar last week.
Work to reduce the threat of landslides reaching the A83 at Glen Kinglas should be complete by summer 2015, Transport Scotland has told the Argyllshire Advertiser.
The news comes after the first heavy rain of autumn caused a mudslide on the trunk road route, blocking one lane of the road on Monday, October 6.
For the full story see the Argyllshire Advertiser, October 10 2014 – also available online at www.argyllshireadvertiser.co.uk/digital
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 <a href="http://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
The A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful was due to reopen at 7pm on Friday August 3 2012.
The road had closed on Wednesday August 1 following a landslide around 4pm in the afternoon and further slides over night which left around 1,000 tonnes of debris on the carriageway.
Scotland Transerv spent much of Friday clearing the debris.
The site was also visited by Alex Neil, Scottish Cabinet secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment.
He met with local business owners
Photo courtesy Traffic Scotland
The A83 is closed at the Rest and Be Thankful following another landslide around 4pm on Wednesday August 1 2012 with between 50-100 tonnes of debris blocking the road.
Continue reading Landslide closes A83 again