Rest and Be Thankful: weekend precautions in place

In response to wet conditions this week and following a safety review this morning, BEAR Scotland will be keeping the Old Military Road open for A83 Rest and Be Thankful traffic until Monday 15 April, as a precaution.

Significant movements on the hillside have continued overnight following the very heavy rain yesterday (Wednesday). This has also brought boulders to the surface which are causing concern for the safety of the operation of the A83. Over the weekend the boulder risk will be dealt with and the movement of the hillside will be monitored through the continued wet weather.

A decision will be made about returning traffic to the A83 trunk road on the morning of Monday 15 April.

Use of the Old Military Road, which runs parallel to the A83,  will maintain traffic flow along the A83 corridor and protect road users. 

Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “While we monitor the situation closely, we’ve decided to use the Old Military Road as a proactive safety measure. We understand that this can be inconvenient and we apologise for any disruption, but safety remains the priority. Using the Old Military Road will ensure the route remains accessible for travellers, keeping Argyll very much open for business.”


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