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 […]

BEAR Scotland gives A83 update

Work is now well underway to clear sections of the A83 affected by landslips after heavy rain over the weekend. BEAR Scotland says within the road closed section of the A83 between Inverary and the Rest and Be Thankful, six further landslips have been identified. It has removed 9,500 tonnes of debris from the A83 […]

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 […]

Applications open for Forth Road Bridge tours

Applications are now being taken for free guided tours of the Forth Road Bridge, hosted by Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland. The tours will take place on Saturday 23 September as part of Doors Open Days, Scotland’s largest free festival “that celebrates places and stories, new and old”. Guided minibus tours will depart every […]

Kincardine Bridge contract awarded to Balfour Beatty as works get the go-ahead

Transport Scotland has awarded the £16.85m contract to replace an 80-metre section of the Kincardine Bridge to Balfour Beatty. The project, with main works on site expected to get underway from early summer, will involve demolishing the Kincardine Bridge’s southern piled viaduct and replacing it with a completely new reinforced concrete structure. Construction is expected […]

Rest and Be Thankful road shut for a week due to landslip fears

The key A83 route in Scotland at Rest and Be Thankful, which is used as a way to travel between Glasgow and west coast has been shut for a week because the hillside overlooking it is saturated after a period of heavy rain. Traffic is being diverted along a single-lane road nearby with a convoy […]

Right turns banned at dangerous A9 junction

Essential safety improvements will take place from Sunday at the A9/B9161 junction at Munlochy in the Scottish Highlands. On behalf of Transport Scotland, BEAR Scotland will be carrying out works to prohibit the right turn manoeuvre northwards from the B9161 road onto the A9 northbound carriageway to Tore. Highland Council have made a legal order […]

Rest and Be Thankful shut as safety precaution due to heavy rain

The A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful road in Scotland has been closed with all traffic diverted overnight to the nearby Old Military Road. BEAR Scotland says that given the current forecast for more heavy rain later in the week, further use of diversions on to the Old Military Road and convoy control on […]

Forth Bridge hosting public open day in September

The Forth Road Bridge is to open its doors to the public on Saturday 24 September as part of Doors Open Day, with free guided tours to parts of the structure normally hidden from view, and the chance to win a trip to the top of one of the main towers. Guided minibus tours will […]

£485,000 essential maintenance planned for A90 Kingsway in Dundee

Road safety barrier upgrades are planned for the A90 Kingsway in Dundee at the Kings Cross and Coupar Angus Interchanges with the project set to get underway on Sunday 3 July. The project will involve teams removing the existing road safety barriers on the A90 central reserve and replacing them with an upgraded system, ensuring […]


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