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Night closure on A82

Work on the Loch Lomondside stretch of the A82 currently makes it a no-through road at night.

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Cloudy Loch Lomond
© Lawrie Brand, Nov 2011

Overnight closures at Pulpit Rock just south of Ardlui mean a lengthy detour for anyone travelling this section of the west highlands' major road route. The road is closed 10pm-6am from now until 16th November. Further restrictions - including several spells of night time closure and one period of all-day closure - are planned for later in the winter. 

According to Transport Scotland:

'The A82 at Pulpit Rock has offered a significant engineering challenge for decades. The road narrows at one stretch to less than 7.3m wide, resulting in road users delayed at traffic signals which are in place to reduce traffic to one-lane.'

The road is finally being widened to a two-lane carriageway at this notorious bottleneck, with a stretch of viaduct running parallel to the loch shore. Once the work is completed - some time in spring 2014 if all goes to plan - traffic lights and delays should be a thing of the past here, making Glen Coe and The Ben that bit quicker to get to from the south (not to mention local residents' lives a little easier). 

For more info see Transport Scotland's road closure programme



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