Those travelling on the A82 in October are advised to leave extra time for their journeys.

As part of Transport Scotland’s trunk road maintenance programme, Scotland TranServ will deliver road surface improvements on the A82 Southbound between Garshake Road and Greenhead Road in Dumbarton from 8pm Friday 27th October until 6am Monday 30th October.

Work to address defects and structural cracking on the southbound dual carriageway has been specifically scheduled for a weekend outwith school holidays, in order to reduce disruption to the local community and others using the route.

Darren Mitchell, Scotland TranServ’s Roads Design Engineer said: “This is an important road through Dumbarton, for local drivers, but also freight and tourism traffic alike. This essential programme will significantly improve the quality of the road surface, and has been scheduled in order to reduce disruption as much as possible.”

"The health and safety of our workers, and of road users, is of the utmost importance to Scotland TranServ. Therefore, due to the depth and width of the repair work, it is necessary to close the southbound dual carriageway to complete this £220,000 project. The northbound lanes of the A82 will be unaffected."

The closure will be implemented on the A82 between Barloan Toll Roundabout and Greenhead Road from 20.00 on Friday 27th until 06.00 on Monday 30th October. Those travelling southbound should follow signed diversions and leave extra time for their journeys.

Local authorities, community councils, Police Scotland and transport companies have also been extensively involved in discussions around the scheduling of the project. Access will also be maintained throughout the project to both the Police Station and Argyle Avenue.

Those travelling southbound should follow the signed diversions and leave extra time for their journeys; additional journey time of up to 50 minutes can be expected, with traffic volumes in Dumbarton also likely to be higher than normal. 

More information can be found here.