Overnight closures ahead for Argyll trunk road

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The A83 trunk road is to be closed to traffic for five nights – starting next Sunday.

Two notoriously poor sections of the road surface either side of Arrochar are being improved in a two-stage project which began earlier this month.

As part of the £135,000 scheme, drainage is being upgraded on the carriageway between Arrochar and Tarbet.

A 400m section near Arrochar war memorial and another 700m length at Succoth will then be resurfaced.

While resurfacing takes place, overnight road closures will be enforced for safety between 9pm and 7am for five nights starting on Sunday July 23.

The usual lengthy diversion route will be in place via Dalmally.
Eddie Ross of BEAR Scotland said: ‘This package of improvements will help improve this section of the A83, including upgrading the drainage systems as well as addressing any defects on the road near Arrochar.

‘We have planned both phases of the works to take place overnight and are avoiding working at the weekends to limit the impact on residents and motorists.’