TRAVEL: Alexandria by-pass section of A82 to close for tree felling works

By Lucy Ashton

Civil engineers Amey, on behalf of Transport Scotland, are undertaking tree felling works on the A82 Glasgow-Loch Lomond road’s  southbound carriageway between Stoneymollan Roundabout at Balloch and the Renton from 8pm on Monday, November 2, until 6am on Friday, November 25.

It is being reported that drivers are urged to plan ahead, with works set to get underway on this busy stretch of the A82.

A contraflow will be in operation on the A82 between Stoneymollan and Renton for the duration of the works.

The A82 southbound carriageway will be closed and traffic for both the A82 southbound and northbound will run on the northbound carriageway.

Total closures of the A82 southbound and northbound carriageways between Stoneymollan Roundabout and Lomondgate Roundabout will be required to install and remove the contraflow, and signed diversions will be in operation.

These closures will take place overnight between 8pm and 6am on November 21 and November 24.

Traffic travelling southbound during the southbound carriageway closures will be diverted via the A811 and the A813, and drivers wishing to travel northbound during the complete northbound closures will be diverted via the A813 and the A811.

A spokesman for Amey said: “This scheme, with a value of £50,000, will benefit around 5,920 vehicles using this route each day, by reducing the risk of dangerous trees causing disruption to road users and local residences.

“We thank road users for their patience and co-operation whilst these works take place.

“Access for emergency service vehicles will be maintained throughout these works.

“Our operatives will follow strict physical distancing and hygiene protocols throughout the programme, in line with the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 guidance.

“All schemes are weather dependent and may be cancelled or rescheduled if weather conditions are not favourable.”

One comment

  1. Essential safety maintenance always welcome, even if it does cause disruption. We all too often forget that.

    Pity the Council don’t undertake anything like the maintenance required. The state of the council roads are appaling.

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