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A83 Programme of urgent repairs - progress updates14 Feb 2018

BEAR Scotland teams are working to carry out a £650,000 programme of urgent repairs across the A83.

See below for an update on the works programme.

Click here to read about progress on the wider £4M programme of urgent repairs and surfacing works across trunk roads in the north west of Scotland.  

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Thursday 26 April

 

A83 Shira to Inveraray

The team have completed works yesterday installing a total of 287 tonnes of new material. 

 

Wednesday 25 April

 

A83 Shira to Inveraray

The operations team have removed and installed 120 tonnes of material today. 

 

Tuesday 24 April

 

A83 Shira to Inveraray

The team have started work today with the team removing and replacing 140 tonnes of material.

 

Thursday 19 April


A83 Shira to Inveraray

 

Works are now programmed to begin next week on Tuesday 24 April

 

Tuesday 17 April

 

A83 Shira to Inveraray

Works programmed to start tomorrow.

 

Monday 16 April

 

A83 Shira to Inveraray

Works are programmed to start on Wednesday.

 

Friday 13 April

 

A83 Whitehouse

Work was completed today after installing 72 tonnes of surface material.

 

Thursday 12 April

 

A83 Whitehouse

Teams began work today by removing and replacing over 135 tonnes of surfacing material.  Works are expected to be completed tomorrow (Friday).

 

Wednesday 11 April


A83 Kilchamaig Windfarm

Works completed today with operations removing and replacing 60 tonnes of material.

A83 Whitehouse

Work is due to get underway tomorrow.

 

Tuesday 10 April

 

A83 Erines

Works were completed today with a total of 220 tonnes of new material installed.

A83 Kilchamaig Windfarm

Work is due to begin tomorrow.

 

Monday 9 April

 

A83 Erines

Works progressed well today with 200 tonnes of material being removed and 100 tonnes of new material laid. Tomorrow it is expected that the resurfacing at this section will be completed and then move onto the section at A83 Whitehouse.

 

Wednesday 4 April 

 

A83 Grey Gull, Ardrishaig

Work has been cancelled today due to inclement weather. Operations to resume tomorrow weather permitting. 

 

Tuesday 3 April

 

A83 South of Loch Gair

Work was completed today with 200 tonnes of surface course installed.

A83 Grey Gull, Ardrishaig

Work is programmed for completion tomorrow.

 

Monday 2 April

 

A83 South of Loch Gair

Work is programmed for completion tomorrow.

 

Friday 30 March

 

A83 South of Loch Gair

Work is programmed to continue on Tuesday next week.

 

Thursday 29 March

 

A83 South of Loch Gair

Works progressed well today with the removal of deteriorated material. Work is programmed to continue on Tuesday next week.

 

Wednesday 28 March

 

A83 Castleton

Work was completed today with a total of 556 tonnes of new material installed.

A83 South of Loch Gair

Work is programmed to start tomorrow.

 

Tuesday 27 March

 

A83 Castleton

Operations programmed to resume tomorrow.

 

Monday 26 March

 

A83  South of Ardishaig

Work was completed today with a total of 41 tonnes of new material installed.

A83 Castleton

Operations programmed to resume work tomorrow.

 

Friday 23 March

 

A83 Castleton

Work progressed well today with 180 tonnes of new material laid. Work will resume on Tuesday next week.

 

Thursday 22 March

 

A83 Lochgilphead

Surfacing work was completed today with a total of 340 tonnes of new material laid.

 

Wednesday 21 March

 

A83 Lochgilphead

Unfortunately due to issues at Furnace Quarry this morning, material was hauled from an alternative quarry, resulting in delays on site. Work is programmed for completion tomorrow. Motorists are advised to refrain from parking vehicles on street, between Esso Roundabout and Colchester Square Roundabout, to help assist operations.

 

Tuesday 20 March

 

A83 Lochgilphead

Work is programmed for completion tomorrow. Motorists are advised to refrain from parking vehicles on street, between Esso Roundabout and Colchester Square Roundabout, to help assist operations.  

 

Friday 16 March

 

A83 South of Loch Gair

Work is programmed for completion on Tuesday.

A83 Castleton

Work is programmed for completion on Wednesday.

A83 Lochgilphead

Unfortunately surfacing work was hindered today due to an issue with our contractor’s plant. Work is programmed for completion on Monday. Motorists are advised to refrain from parking vehicles on street, between Esso Roundabout and Colchester Square Roundabout, to help assist operations.

A83 Grey Gull Ardrishaig

Work is programmed for completion on Thursday.

A83 South of Ardrishaig

Work is programmed for completion on Thursday.

A83 Erines

Work is programmed to commence on Friday.

 

Thursday 15 March

 

A83 South of Loch Gair

Work is programmed for completion on Friday.

A83 Castleton

Resurfacing programmed for Monday.

A83 Lochgilphead

Operations have seen 100 tonnes of material removed today. Surfacing is scheduled for tomorrow. Motorists are advised to refrain from parking vehicles on street, between Esso Roundabout and Colchester Square Roundabout, as accidental damage may occur.

A83 Grey Gull Ardrishaig

Works have commenced today with 58 tonnes of material removed from site before moving to the South of Ardrishaig site.

A83 South of Ardrishaig

Operations have removed 41 tonnes of material from site. 

A83 Erines

Work is programmed to commence tomorrow.

 

Wednesday 14 March

 

A83 South of Loch Gair

Work is programmed for completion on Friday.

A83 North of Furnace

Works was completed today.

A83 Castleton

Resurfacing programmed for Monday.

A83 Lochgilphead

Work has commenced on site with 240 tonnes of material removed from site. Motorists are advised to refrain from parking vehicles on street, between Esso Roundabout and Colchester Square Roundabout, as accidental damage may occur.

 

Tuesday 13 March

 

A83 South of Loch Gair

Work is programmed for completion on Friday.

A83 North of Furnace

Work progressed well today with 170 tonnes of new material laid. Work is programmed for completion tomorrow.

A83 Castleton

Work progressed well today with the removal of deteriorated material. Work will continue tomorrow, with resurfacing programmed for Saturday.

A83 Lochgilphead

Work will commence on site tomorrow with work continuing on Thursday. Motorists are advised to refrain from parking vehicles on street, between Esso Roundabout and Colchester Square Roundabout, as accidental damage may occur.

 

Monday 12 March

 

A83 South of Loch Gair

Work is programmed for completion on Wednesday.

A83 North of Furnace

Work progressed well today with 275 tonnes of new material laid. Work is programmed for completion tomorrow.

A83 Castleton

Work will commence tomorrow with removal of the deteriorated material. Resurfacing is programmed for Thursday.

 

Friday 9 March

 

A83 South of Loch Gair

Work progressed well today, and will continue on Wednesday next week.

A83 North of Furnace

Work will recommence at our Furnace site on Monday, with works programmed for completion on Tuesday.

 

Thursday 8 March

 

A83 North of Loch Gair

Work completed today.

A83 South of Loch Gair

Work will commence tomorrow for 1 day. Resurfacing will take place next Tuesday.

A83 North of Furnace

Work will recommence at our Furnace site on Saturday, with works programmed for completion on Monday.

 

Wednesday 7 March

 

A83 North of Loch Gair

Today’s work saw 280 tonnes of material removed and 80 tonnes of new material laid. Work will continue tomorrow with the remaining 200 tonnes of surfacing laid.

 

Tuesday 6 March

 

A83 Strone Point

Work was complete last night with a total of 500 tonnes of new material laid.

 

Monday 5 March

 

A83 Strone Point

Work recommenced last night and are planned for completion tonight between 8pm and 7am. Motorists are reminded that a full road closure will be in place and are advised to utilise the official diversion route.

 

Wednesday 28 February

 

A83 Strone Point

Work has been cancelled for the remainder of this week. Operations will recommence on Sunday 4th March between 8pm and 7am. Motorists are reminded that a full road closure will be in place and are advised to utilise the official diversion route.

 

Tuesday 27 February

 

A83 Strone Point

Work continued last night with 100 tonnes of material removed and 50 tonnes of new material laid. Work is cancelled tonight due to forecasted inclement weather.

 

Monday 26 February

 

A83 Inverneil

Resurfacing work was completed on Saturday with 120 tonnes of new material laid.

A83 Strone Point

Work commenced last night with 200 tonnes of material removed and 170 tonnes of new material laid. Work is set to continue tonight. Motorists are reminded that the road will be closed 8pm to 7am each night and are advised to utilise the official diversion route via the A82, A85 and A819. Through access at the site will not be permitted, with the exception of emergency vehicles.

 

Friday 23 February

 

A83 Inverneil

Work progressed well today with 100 tonnes of road material removed and 67 tonnes of new binder laid. Work will continue tomorrow and see 100 tonnes of new road surface material laid.

A83 Strone Point

Work is due to commence on site on Sunday 25 February. Motorists are reminded that the road will be closed 8pm to 7am each night and are advised to utilise the official diversion route via the A82, A85 and A819. Through access at the site will not be permitted, with the exception of emergency vehicles.

 

Thursday 22 February

 

A83 South of Achnagoul

Resurfacing work completed today ahead of programme.

A83 Inverneil

Work will commence on site tomorrow.

 

Wednesday 21 February

 

A83 North of Furnace

Works progressed well today with 200 tonnes of new material laid. Surfacing operations are provisionally planned to recommence at this location on Saturday.

A83 South of Achnagoul

Resurfacing work programmed to commence tomorrow.

 

Tuesday 20 February


A83 Dunderave

Resurfacing works are now complete.

A83 North of Furnace

Work progressed well with over 200 tonnes of road material removed, in preparation for resurfacing works starting tomorrow.

A83 Overall

Members of the public are reminded that planing operations have been undertaken at South of Auchnagoul and North of Furnace. Motorists will be running on a temporary surface until resurfacing operations can be completed and are advised to drive with care and adhere to the 30mph temporary speed restriction.

 

Monday 19 February

 

A83 Dunderave

Resurfacing works have progressed well today with 120 tonnes of new material laid. Work is programmed for completion tomorrow.

A83 North of Furnace

Work was postponed today due to additional resources required at Dunderave. Work is now scheduled to recommence on Friday following reprogramming.

A83 Overall

Members of the public are reminded that planing operations have been undertaken at Dunderave, South of Auchnagoul and North of Furnace. Motorists will be running on a temporary surface until resurfacing operations can be completed and are advised to drive with care and adhere to the 30mph temporary speed restriction.

 

Friday 16 February

 

A83 North of Furnace

Resurfacing operations are programmed to commence on Monday and will last five days. Whilst operations are carried out through narrow sections the works require STOP/STOP traffic management for safety. Motorists should therefore expect some delays at times.

A83 Dunderave

Resurfacing works have progressed well today with 130 tonnes of new surfacing material laid. Work are programmed for completion on Monday.

A83 Overall

Members of the public are reminded that planing operations have been undertaken at Dunderave, South of Auchnagoul and North of Furnace. Motorists will be running on a temporary surface until resurfacing operations can be completed and are advised to drive with care and adhere to the 30mph temporary speed restriction.

 

Thursday 15 February

 

A83 North of Furnace

Following onsite inspection this morning an additional 280m of resurfacing has been identified. Milling operations are progressing well with a further 400 tonnes of material removed today. 

A83 Dunderave

Following onsite inspection this morning a 40m section has been identified for deeper treatment. Resurfacing operations will recommence tomorrow with completion programmed for Monday. 

A83 Overall

Members of the public are reminded that planing operations have been undertaken at Dunderave and South of Auchnagoul ahead of resurfacing later this month. Motorists will be running on a temporary surface until resurfacing operations can be completed and are advised to drive with care and adhere to the 30mph temporary speed restriction.

 

 

Wednesday 14 February

 

A83 Rest and Be Thankful - Lochgoil Junction

Surfacing completed

A83 Dunoon Junction 

Surfacing completed

A83 Dunderave 

Both locations at Dunderave have been milled out and one site partially surfaced, however inclement weather prevented surfacing from being completed. 

A83 South of Auchnagoul

Surface has been milled out with over 130 tonnes of road surface material removed.

A83 North of Furnace 

Over 102 tonnes of road surface material has been milled out in preparation for surfacing operations.  

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