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OLD MILITARY ROAD OPENS

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BEAR Scotland has announced that the A83 relief road at the foot of Glen Croe has opened after yesterday morning’s 300-ton landslip closed the Rest and be Thankful.

   

 

The relief route, on the Old Military Road, was unable to open straight away as a smaller landslip at Ardgartan blocked the entrance.

     

Motorists using the A83 will now be directed under convoy along the alternative route that runs parallel to the trunk road.

   

A BEAR Scotland spokeswoman said: “Approximately 76mm of rain fell in the area from early Wednesday morning. Geotechnical experts and BEAR Scotland teams were on site to monitor the location and prepare the Old Military Road as an alternative route, however due to the poor weather conditions yesterday and limited visibility a full assessment was unable to be carried out before darkness fell.

   

“This assessment is a vital step in ensuring that the road is safe to reopen to the public, and teams resumed at first light this morning in order to get the route open as quickly as possible.

   

“Teams have now begun the clear-up of debris from the road and the repair of the barriers and fences.”

   

Yesterday’s slip occurred just south of the B828 junction above the location of the previous slip on December 5.  

 

Geotechnical experts have estimated that the slip occurred some 200m above the carriageway.

 

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