Monday, September 16, 2019
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Improvements are planned for over a kilometre of road south of Portree.

Resurfacing works will start on the A87 next week as part of a £125,000 investment by Transport Scotland. 

The project is set to begin Monday 29 April and is programmed to take four days and one night to complete.

The first four days of work will take place between 9am and 7pm each day with overnight works taking place between 7pm and 7am on Friday night. All works are due to be completed by 7am on Saturday 4 May.

There will be 10mph convoy system in place during the daytime works on Monday to Thursday. All traffic management will be lifted outwith working hours. During the overnight work on Friday, temporary traffic lights will be in place at the junction between the A87/A855 for safety as well as a 10mph convoy traffic management system. The A87 will remain open throughout the project.


Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “The £125,000 surfacing improvements will help address the defects on this section of the A87 and greatly improve the road surface for motorists.

“The traffic management in place is essential to ensure the safety of road workers and road users, however our teams will look to do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible.

“We thank motorists and the local community in advance for their patience while we carry out the project. We encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website before setting off for up to date traffic information.”



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