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Short closures at A83 Rest and Be Thankful as landslip clearing continues

Category: Scotland

Published: 10th Aug 2012 15:50:04

The Rest and Be Thankful section of the A83 in Argyll will be subject to short closures over the weekend as work continues to clear landslip debris.

The road re-opened on 10 August after it had been blocked by 1,000 tonnes of mud and rubble two days earlier.

On 11 and 12 August, the road will close for 20 minutes at 08:30 and 17:00 to allow machinery to be moved.

Maintenance firm Transerv also warned that other short closures may be necessary to allow access to the site.

Landslips have closed the Rest and Be Thankful five times in five years.

A long diversion - running via the A83, A819, A85 and A82 and adding up to 50 miles to some journeys - was put in place following the latest landslide last week.

Work is also due to start at the end of August on a diversion route along the nearby old military road, which will take 12 weeks and cost £1.5m.

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