A835 Garve to A832 junction – carriageway resurfacing

BEAR Scotland, on behalf of Transport Scotland, will be undertaking essential resurfacing works on a section of the A835 Trunk Road at Garve. Please find enclosed location plan for geographical clarity. The works are programmed for construction from Sunday 11th to Sunday 18th October 2020, a total of six nights, with no works currently planned for Friday or Saturday nights. Working hours and traffic management plans are detailed below.

Between Sunday 11th and Monday 12th October the trunk road will remain open. However, to ensure the safety of our road workers and the travelling public during these works, a 10 mph convoy traffic management system will be implemented. In addition to the above, Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th October and on Sunday 18th October the trunk road will be closed in both directions each night. This closure is necessary due the nature of the works, restrictive road widths and to ensure the safety of our workforce and members of the public, which is of paramount importance. As there is no suitable diversion route, amnesties will be provided at 9pm, 10pm, 12am, 2am and 4am to allow waiting vehicles to be escorted through the site safely under a 10mph convoy traffic management system. The traffic management will be removed out with working hours, however a 30mph speed limit will remain in place, as traffic will be travelling over a temporary road surface. Access for emergency services will be maintained at all times. We understand that road closures of this nature will be disruptive and have planned the works overnight when traffic flows are lower, to reduce the impact of the works. BEAR Scotland and Transport Scotland wish to thank the local community in advance for their patience during these essential works. Should you have any specific concerns or require further information please do not hesitate to contact Alasdair Tweedlie by email at NWConsultation@bearscotland.co.uk.

1 thought on “A835 Garve to A832 junction – carriageway resurfacing”

  1. I was under the impression that the A834 through Strathpeffer was planned to be resurfaced this year which to my mind is in just as poor a state as the road through Garve. For some inexplicable reason the A834 is not classified as a trunk road and is therefore not maintained by Transport Scotland but by Highland Council (which explains everything) even though it’s become an integral part of the NC500. Obviously the COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the resurfacing, but I’m sure it won’t delay the council from increasing the council tax next year. I am curious as to where the extra £1.5M for roads across the Highlands received in February of this year ended up, because some roads, kerbs, and drains in the village are in a very poor state, which doesn’t bode well at the start of autumn with winter ahead.

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