Resurfacing planned on A83

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Five days of roadworks are planned for the A83 trunk road, starting on Monday May 24.

Two sections between Inveraray and Lochgilphead are to be resurfaced as part of a £100,000 Transport Scotland project.

Depending on the weather, work is scheduled to begin on Monday May 24, when a length of the A83 south of Inveraray will be improved over three days until Wednesday May 26.

Teams will then move on to a section at Port Ann from Thursday May 27 to Friday May 28.

For the safety of roadworkers and motorists, a 10mph convoy system will be in place between 7am and 7pm each day.

Traffic management will be removed outwith working hours, but a temporary 30mph speed limit will remain in place on a temporary surface.

Access for emergency services will be maintained.

Eddie Ross of trunk road management firm BEAR Scotland said: ‘This £100,000 investment from Transport Scotland will upgrade the existing road surface, greatly improving the quality and safety of these two sections of the A83 for road users.

‘The traffic management proposed is essential to ensure the safety of our teams and motorists, however we have taken steps to minimise disruption by avoiding working at the weekend.

‘We thank motorists for their patience in advance and would also encourage them to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up-to-date travel information.’