A £1 million contract that will see major repairs and improvements carried out on the A82 in the North West Highlands is underway.
Transport Minister Derek Mackay visited the site at Glen Gloy, near Spean Bridge, today (10 March 2015) to mark the beginning of the project, which will remedy the damage done to the riverbank supporting the road by a landslide.
The complex engineering scheme, which will be carried-out by Breedon Aggregates Scotland will restore two-way traffic on this part of the A82. It will also see three hundred metres of the road realigned and two bends taken away to improve driving conditions.
The Minister said: “The Scottish government is fully committed to improving the trunk road network to support our economy and this latest investment in the A82 will further improve the transport infrastructure in the North West of Scotland.
“A great deal of preparation has been done in advance of today and Transport Scotland and its contractors have been working hard to find a way of carrying out this improvement project without having to completely close the road.
“They have achieved that goal and the area will remain open for business during construction, with the A82 back to full running ahead of the Summer tourism season.”