Monday, January 27, 2020
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Road surface improvements are being carried out by BEAR Scotland on the A87.  

The works are scheduled to take place between Broadford and Sconser, on the road north of Portree, a section near Earlish and at Varagill between now and December.  

Anyone travelling between Broadford and Sconser from 7pm onwards will experience an hour-long delay as road works are carried out.

A spokesperson for BEAR Scotland told Skye Times Online: "The ongoing surfacing improvements on the A87 at Torra Michaig between Broadford and Sconser are part of a wider £930,000 programme to improve the road surface on the trunk road through Skye.

"To ensure the safety of the workforce and motorists, an overnight road closure is in place from 7pm to 6am with hourly amnesties in place to allow for traffic to pass safely through the roadworks. The project is due to continue tonight (Tuesday) with works then being postponed for the remainder of this week due to forecast inclement weather, before continuing again on Monday 3 December for two more nights.

"After that works will move to day-time operations with a 10mph convoy system in place for safety, starting with a section of the road north of Portree for a day on Thursday 6 December, then onto a section of the A87 near Earlish on Friday 7 December for a day.

"Further surfacing works will then be carried out on the A87 at Varagill from Monday 10 December for eight days (excluding the weekend), with the final day of surfacing improvements planned for a section of the A87 north of Broadford on Thursday 20 December.

"All works are weather dependent and our teams will work to complete the planned programme of improvements on Skye as quickly and safely as possible. We thank the local community for their patience whilst works are underway."

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