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 […]

Councillor questions Rest and Be Thankful shelter solution

A councillor an the area affected by repeated closures of the Rest and Be Thankful stretch of the A83 in Argyll and Bute is questioning plans to build a new debris shelter on the route. Last week Transport Scotland announced the selection of the preferred option follows design and assessment work on five options through […]

Transport Scotland picks debris shelter as long-term Rest and Be Thankful solution

Transport Scotland has decided the construction of a debris flow shelter is the preferred option for the long-term solution to address long-term challenges at the A83 Rest and Be Thankful. It says he selection of the preferred option follows design and assessment work on five options through the Glen Croe valley. The road has been […]

Labour MSP calls for Rest and Be Thankful clarity

The Scottish Government is coming under renewed pressure to find a solution to the long-term problems facing the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful. The road is frequently closed to traffic because of landslip fears leading to disruptive diversions, with the local council pleading for a “permanent solution“. Now Scottish Labour Deputy Leader Jackie […]

Call to “keep up the pressure” over Rest and Be Thankful

Councillors, businesses and citizen action groups in the Argyll region of Scotland are being urged not to “go easy” on Scotland’s new-look cabinet over the troubled Rest and Be Thankful road. Argyll and Bute’s provost has called for the council to keep the pressure on new Scottish transport secretary, Kevin Stewart, on the stretch of […]

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 […]

Rest and Be Thankful solution may still be a decade away

Ministers in Scotland have confirmed that a solution to the troublesome Rest and Be Thankful stretch of the A83 may not be solved until 2033. The Herald newspaper reports that, despite a campaign backed by 1,500 businesses which has been pushing for the scheme to fix landslip issues to be delivered by 2024, ministers have […]

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 […]

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