Four-night old road detour for A83 roadworks

The old military road will be pressed into overnight service during A83 resurfacing work.

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Resurfacing is planned on the A83 at the Rest and be Thankful, starting this weekend.

Four nights of surfacing work is planned for two sections of the trunk road, totalling more than 300 metres in length.

The work will take place each night between 7pm and 7am, starting on Sunday June 20.

Traffic will be diverted on to the old military road overnight under convoy from Sunday 20 June for safety reasons during the resurfacing project, with the A83 reopening during the day.

Trunk road operator BEAR Scotland also said that its teams are ‘making good progress with an ongoing programme of mitigation work on the hillside at the Rest, including construction of a new catch-pit’.

One lane of the A83 remains closed as traffic lights are used to manage road users through the area safely, given the presence of heavy machinery and equipment. This lane closure will remain in place throughout most of 2021 until the planned mitigation works are complete.