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 […]

Drainage works and hillside monitoring at Rest and Be Thankful

The A83 at the Rest and be Thankful continues to operate under traffic signal control to facilitate ongoing carriageway drainage works and a period of hillside monitoring and inspection, following the identification of a new area of movement above the trunk road. A small area of the hillside, located above the roadside retaining wall appears […]

A83 drainage investigation works get underway

BEAR Scotland, Transport Scotland’s operating company, is beginning essential drainage investigation works on the A82 at Drumnadrochit between the Exhibition Centre and Temple Pier. On weekdays from today (19 February) until 1 March, temporary traffic lights will be in place to protect roadworkers and road users. Residents and businesses will have access at all times […]

Drainage investigation planned for A83

BEAR Scotland, on behalf of Transport Scotland will be carrying out drainage investigation works between Arrochar and Tarbet on the A83 from next week. These drainage investigation works have a programmed duration of seven days, commencing from Wednesday 21 February between the hours of 8.30am and 4.30pm and are anticipated to be complete on Thursday […]

A83 and A815 reopen following landslides

Road maintenance and management firm BEAR Scotland has confirmed that the A83 between Tarbet and Inveraray has re-opened to all traffic after closures due to landslides caused by heavy rain. Since Saturday, this section of the A83 has been closed to allow the extensive clear-up of landslide material from the route at Glen Kinglas, and […]

Rest and Be Thankful closed after A83 landslides

Heavy and persistent rainfall on Friday evening and Saturday have caused major impacts on the trunk and local roads networks in Scotland, with significant disruption across Argyll. The area around the A83 Rest and Be Thankful saw a month’s worth of rain, around 160mm, fall over 36 hours. Road operator BEAR Scotland says catch pits […]

Scottish transport minister chairs first A83 Taskforce meeting

Transport Minister Fiona Hyslop has chaired her first meeting of the A83 Taskforce, held in Lochgilphead. The members of the Taskforce, which includes local politicians, representatives of Argyll and Bute Council, community councils and business organisations, were updated on the plans for the medium-term solution along the existing Old Military Road. They were also given […]

A82 upgrade hailed as “transformational”

The Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership has warmly welcomed proposals for a major upgrade of a ten mile stretch of the A82 between Tarbet and Inverarnan, believing they present an opportunity to deliver a transformational improvement for all users. They say national statistics show that accident rates on the A82 between Tarbet and Inverarnan are […]

More work underway on A83

A fresh round of maintenance work is getting underway on the A83 between Inverary and Lochgilphead. The overnight project will involve teams reinstating traffic loops across a section of the A83 near Minard. Contractor Bear Scotland says works are set to begin on Tuesday 14 September and will take approximately four nights to complete. The […]


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