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Public exhibitions for A82 upgrade

Published: 17 Sep 2015 11:51
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Transport

Local communities and road users are being invited to view upgrade plans for the 10-mile stretch of the A82 which hugs the shoreline between Tarbet and Inverarnan.

A series of public exhibitions starting in Arrochar on 30 September will give local residents and road users the opportunity to view the preferred route option, meet the design team and provide feedback.

Transport Minister Derek Mackay said:

"The stretch of the A82 between Tarbet and Inverarnan presents many complex engineering challenges and environmental considerations, given its location between Loch Lomond and the West Highland rail line.

"However, we are committed to ensuring this key route connecting the central belt to the Highlands and Islands is fit for purpose and have already pressed ahead with the initial £2 million design programme.

"We now have a preferred route option identified and we are keen to unveil our proposals.

"I would encourage anyone with an interest to come along to one of the venues over the next few weeks to view our plans and to have an opportunity to discuss them with our team and provide their comments on our plans."

Details of the public exhibitions:

Wednesday 30th September,
12 noon – 7pm
Three Villages Hall, Arrochar,
Argyll & Bute, G83 7AB

Thursday 1st Otober,
12 noon – 7pm
Crianlarich Village Hall, Main Street,
Crianlarich, Perthshire, FK20 8QN

Friday 2nd October,
2pm – 7pm
Kilmore & Oban Parish Church Centre,
Glencruitten Road, Oban, Argyll, PA34 4DN

Tuesday 6th October,
12 noon – 7pm
Duncansburgh MacIntosh Church Hall,
The Parade, Fort William, Inverness-shire,
PH33 6BA

For further information on the project, and to view the exhibition material online (available from 30 September),

please visit: www.transportscotland.gov.uk/project/a82-tarbet-inverarnan-upgrade

Notes to editors

Alison Leith

Transport Scotland

Office: 0141 272 7195

Email: alison.leith@scot.gov.uk

Steven Carmichael

Transport Scotland

Office: 01412727196

Mobile: 07765885050

Email: Steven.carmichael@scot.gov.uk