4TH GENERATION TERM CONTRACT FOR MANAGEMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF THE SCOTTISH TRUNK ROAD NETWORK – NORTH WEST UNIT
A828 PLANNED MAINTENANCE - UPDATE
Further to our consultation issued on 14th July 2020, we are writing to confirm that the planned works on the A828 trunk road will now commence on Monday 24th August, further details can be found below.
The carriageway resurfacing works are programmed for construction between Monday 24th August and Wednesday 16th September 2020, between the hours of 8pm and 5am each night, with no works planned on Friday or Saturday nights.
Due to restrictive road widths, work is required to be undertaken using a road closure. Fortunately, the majority of our operations allow us to facilitate amnesty periods for light vehicles only. On these nights, amnesties will be provided at 10pm, 12am, 2am and 4am. During these times vehicles will be escorted through the site under a 10mph convoy traffic management system.
Unfortunately, three nights of our operations at A828 South of Kentallen will require a full road closure for all vehicles, operations on these nights require deep excavation, and the on-site geometry makes the passage of vehicles unsafe for our workforce and the public.
During all operations, access through the site will be restricted for vehicles in excess of 2.5m wide. A signed diversion route as per the enclosed plan will be in place, via the A82 and A85, adding an additional 42miles/50minutes to the journey for road users travelling between Connel and Ballachulish. Access will be maintained for emergency vehicles at all times.
A detailed programme has been attached below. This programme provides a detailed breakdown of our works location each night and the associated traffic management arrangements. We hope this will allow members of the public to better plan their journeys.
Location of Works / Work Period / Work Hours / Road Closure Type
A828 South of Kentallen / Mon 24th August to Wed 26th August(3 nights) / 8pm to 5am / Type B and Thu 27th August to Sun 30th August (2 nights) / 8pm to 5am /Type A
A828 Appin North / Mon 31st August to Sun 6th September (5 nights) / 8pm to 5am /Type A
A828 North ofKentallen / Mon 7th September to Wed 9th September (3 nights) / 8pm to5am / Type A
A828 BallachulishHotel / Thu 10th September to Wed 16th September (5 nights / )8pm to5 am / Type A
Traffic Management Type
Type A: Road Closure with Amnesties for light vehicles only. Road closed to all vehicles of width in excess of 2.5m. Diversion route in operation.
Type B: Full Road Closure. Road closed to all vehicles. Diversion route in operation.
We appreciate a road closure of this nature can be disruptive so have planned the works overnight when traffic flows are lower.All efforts will be made to keep noise to a minimum whilst working in residential areas. The noisiest operations will be conducted before 11 pm each night and all plant and vehicles will be fitted with white noise reversing indicators.The safety of maintenance workers remains a top priority during this project and strict physical distancing protocols, in line with Scottish Government guidance, will be in place to ensure all on-site personnel remain safe throughout the duration of the project. Robust risk assessments have been completed to ensure all staff are kept safe.If you have any questions either before or during these works, please do not hesitate to contact us, via email at NWConsultation@bearscotland.co.uk.
Assistant Planned Maintenance Manager (South)
For and on behalf of BEAR Scotland