A83 A814 Arrochar – B828 – Closure

During a geotechnical assessment today at the site on the Rest and be Thankful which was subject to the landslip on the 30 December 2015, a 150T boulder some 175m above the A83 has been identified as being at risk of mobilising. Following this assessment a decision has been taken to close the A83 overnight in the interest of safety. This same risk currently applies to the preferred Old Military Road diversion route. The alternative diversion via Dalmally is currently being implemented.

The route will re-open around 9:00am tomorrow morning under convoy control utilising the Old Military Road local diversion route when the appropriate safety measures have been put in place. Work will then commence to remove the boulder using explosives. It is anticipated that this will take around two days.

Access will be maintained from Inveraray to Lochgoilhead, and Dunoon where ferries offer an alternative route via Gourock.

A further update will be provided tomorrow morning.

Archived from Traffic Reports at 5:45 pm, January 4, 2016