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A82 bypass opens

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The new £5 million A82 bypass in Scotland has been officially opened.

It will allow through traffic to avoid a bottleneck where the A82 and A85 meet and will enable road users to avoid the low bridges in Crianlarich. Local communities, businesses and tourists alike will benefit from reduced congestion on local roads, whilst the wider economy will also benefit by enhancing transport connections right across Scotland.

The £5m bypass includes the construction a new 1.3 km stretch of the A82.

It will allow through traffic to avoid a bottleneck where the A82 and A85 meet and will enable road users to avoid the low bridges in Crianlarich. Local communities, businesses and tourists alike will benefit from reduced congestion on local roads, whilst the wider economy will also benefit by enhancing transport connections right across Scotland.

The bypass includes the construction a new 1.3 km stretch of the A82.

Transport Minister Derek Mackay said: “This news will be welcomed by users of the A82, but also the people of Crianlarich who are well used to substantial levels of traffic flowing through the town, especially during tourist season.

“The new two lane bypass will improve access for local people, local businesses and tourists by taking much of the through traffic away from Crianlarich. However, the bypass will not only bring much needed relief to the community, it will also improve journey time reliability and transport connections for road users from across Scotland.

 
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