Proposed 2 weeks closure of Barcaldine road from 27th June 2010

TranServ Scotland is planning to close the A828 Connel to Ballachulish road to all traffic at Barcaldine from 8pm to 6am commencing 27th June for around two weeks – excepting weekends.
The reason for the closure is to allow resurfacing to take place in the Sutherland’s Grove area for a distance of 1.3km.
The carriageway is in places less than 6metres wide and for this reason TranServ Scotland is unable to safely carry the works without enforcing a total  closure.
The alternative route is via Tyndrum – a distance of around 70 miles.
Ardchattan Community Council has been advised of the works and is seeking to establish the impact such a closure will have on road users and businesses in the area.
The community councillor tasked with collating the feedback which will be sent to TranServ Scotland is Lewis Morrison who can be contacted at 01631 720393 daytime (Ledaig Leisure) or by email at  lewis.morrison@btinternet.com
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Lewis Morrison, of Ardchattan Community Council, said people travelling between Appin and Oban would be worst hit.
He said: “Most people are expressing shock and disbelief. I have never heard of them closing a road before 10pm when a total closure is needed.”
James Thomson, manager of the Creagan Inn, at Appin, said: “We are not very happy about it, 9pm is a bit better than 8pm, but it is still not great. People like to relax, enjoy dinner then sit out on our deck. If the road is going to be closing, it will put our customers off.
“The summer season is our bread and butter and for the road to be closed at this time of night, it is really not the best.
“If they would just close at 10pm instead the restaurant would be finished by then and it wouldn’t be a problem. Or any time through the winter would be fine.”

May 25, 2010   Posted in: Barcaldine, Benderloch, Community Council, Industry, transport

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