4TH GENERATION TERM CONTRACT FOR MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF THE SCOTTISH TRUNK ROAD NETWORK – NORTH WEST UNIT A828 BARCALDINE – INSTALLATION OF VEHICLE SAFETY BARRIER Transport Scotland have been working to improve road safety on the A828 and propose to install sections of vehicle safety barrier on a length of the A828 at Barcaldine. The new barriers will protect errant road users from roadside hazards, including trees, steep drops and a water course. The new barrier will also have an added feature to reduce the injury severity of any motorcyclists that were to strike the barrier. Improved warning signage will also be installed on the bend and its approaches. These road safety improvement works involve an investment of over £48,000 and will compliment recent improvements works to the road surface.The works to install the vehicle safety barriers are due to start on Monday 20th January 2020 and take 2 weeks to complete. These works will take place Monday to Friday from 08:00-18:00 with no weekend working. Due to the nature of the works there will be lane closures involving temporary traffic signals along with a temporary 30mph speed limit. As the works will involve barrier installation and machinery will remain on site outside of the working times, traffic signals will remain in place for the duration of the project. It is anticipated that there will be minimal delays to users.Should you have any comments relating to the works or require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact Stephen Urquhart, Strategic Road Safety Engineer, by email at the following address NWConsultation@bearscotland.co.uk or by post to BEAR Scotland,Bridgepoint House, 23A Longman Drive, Inverness, IV1 1SU. Transport Scotland and BEAR Scotland wish to thank the community and users of the A828in advance for their patience whilst these road safety improvements are installed, and the short-term inconvenience will be offset by the longer-term improvement to road safety.
Kevin McKechnie Strategic Road Safety Manager