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 […]

Public consulted on Rest and Be Thankful plans

Public engagement events on the long-term solution at the A83 Rest and Be Thankful are being held from 18 to 21 March at four venues across Argyll and Bute. The events are designed to provide local communities and road users with the opportunity to meet the designers, as well as view and comment on the […]

Resiliance work on A83 Rest and Be Thankful restarting

Preparatory works to realign the southern end of the temporary diversion route at the A83 Rest and Be Thankful are restarting, after a break over Christmas. The works began in the week before Christmas and are now restarting, with completion expected in the spring. It involves the construction of a new connector road from the […]

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 […]

First phase of ground investigations to get underway at A83 Rest and Be Thankful

Preparations for work to reduce the risk of landslips at the A83 Rest and Be Thankful in Argyll and Bute is getting underway, with a ground investigation providing a detailed geotechnical understanding of the ground conditions, this being essential to inform the detailed design and construction of the first phase of the Old Military Road […]

Community group criticises “ugly” Rest and Be Thankful solution

The chair of a community group in Loch Lomand has criticised plans to build an open-sided tunnel along the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful. The design is the chosen solution to years of disruption on the road due to landslips, and the threat of them which often means the road is shut. However […]


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