Monday, January 27, 2020
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More road improvement works are scheduled to begin on Skye as part of a £230,000 investment from Transport Scotland.

This time a section of the A87 between Ob Lusa and the Kylerhea junction is involved with work scheduled to begin on Friday 11 November and taking approximately two weeks to complete.

The investment follows on from a previous £1.25M spent on the A87 on Skye during October, with drainage improvements made to Skye Bridge and resurfacing carried out to sections of the route north of Broadford Cemetery, Ard Dorch and North of Kingsburgh.

The works at Ob Lusa are scheduled to take place between 7am and 7pm during weekdays only, and will involve the resurfacing of a section of trunk road approximately 1km long between Ob Lusa weather station and 200m west of the Kylerhea junction. A convoy system will be in place during the works to ensure the safety of road workers as well as motorists during the improvements. The convoy will be lifted outside of working hours however a temporary 30mph speed limit will remain in place as traffic will be running on a temporary surface. No works are scheduled to take place at weekends.

Consultation has been carried out with Transport Scotland, travel operators, community councils and the Local Authority in advance of the improvements taking place.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “These essential works will improve the existing road surface and address any defects in the road, enhancing the safety of the A87 through this section and creating a smoother journey for motorists.

“We’ve programmed the works out with the busy tourist season to minimise disruption for road users and the business community on the island, and our teams will continue to do all they can to limit the impact of these works.

“We would encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date journey information and leaving some extra time for their journey.”

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on or twitter @trafficscotland.


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