Overnight travellers on the A82 pasing through Tyndrum will face a convey system and traffic lights as road improvement works begin later this month.

Resurfacing to a section of the route just under a mile in length is scheduled to take place overnight from Sunday 19 February for up to two weeks, which will create a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

The works will take place each night from 7pm to 7am, Sunday nights to Friday mornings, for two weeks. No works will take place on Friday or Saturday nights to further limit the impact to motorists.

A convoy system and temporary traffic lights will be in place each night to keep roadworkers as well as motorists safe throughout the works, however this will be lifted during the daytime.

When resurfacing operations are in the A85 junction area short minor diversions will be in place via the village to allow traffic in both directions to reach the access to the junction to Oban. The junctions will remain open throughout the works.

The improvements have been planned following consultation with the local authority, Transport Scotland, local businesses and residents.

Commenting on the improvements, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “The £250,000 resurfacing improvements through Tyndrum will upgrade the road surface through the village, improving road safety.

“We’ve planned these works to take place ahead of the forthcoming busy tourist period and have planned this scheme to take place overnight to do all we can to limit disruption.

“We’ve also planned the scheme to avoid working at the busier Friday and Saturday nights to further limit the impact to road users.

“We would encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance, leave extra time for their journey and check the Traffic Scotland website before setting off.”

Real-time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland at www.trafficscotland.org and twitter @trafficscotland.