This weekend, with the Rest & Be Thankful …

Comment posted Mid Argyll Chamber of Commerce raises A83 issues with Transport Scotland after Cabinet Secretary’s letter to Michael Russell by Robert Wakeham.

This weekend, with the Rest & Be Thankful closed because of the landslde danger, can anyone say for sure that the old military road option would not also be ‘in the line of fire’ from landslides?

Robert Wakeham also commented

  • If Transport Scotland goes for the option of upgrading the old military road, then it could be very interesting watching large hgvs – say timber trucks with trailers, artic whisky tankers and supermarket supply trucks – negotiating the hairpin bend and steep gradient immediately below the summit.
    Or, in the real world, will the diverted hgvs be scraping past each other along that sick joke of a trunk road up Loch Lomondside, the A82, on the ‘long way round’?

Recent comments by Robert Wakeham

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    So you’ve used more than one IP address, but only the one name?
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    Longshanks, I don’t know enough about Gigha to make any comment at all, save for observing that you, as an enthusiastic user of this blog, are an unpleasant little hypocrite.
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    Good news that the Barmore Road / Harbour Street junction pedestrian problem is being addressed.
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    In both Tarbert and Arrochar these storm drains are set lower than the road surface, so that buses and HGVs are forced to bump their way along the road if they’re to avoid colliding with oncoming traffic.
    And this in the country that once produced engineering innovation – and pioneering geniuses like John Loudon McAdam – pretty sad, really.
  • Gordon Brown to stand down from Westminster at General Election
    Well said, Integrity? – and it’s a sad fact that there was a surfeit of ‘tiring and childish abuse’ in the lead-up to the referendum.
    The endless chanting of ‘bitter together’ was enough to put me right off voting yes, and political debate does seem to bring out the worst in some people and polarise issues to an extent beyond childish.

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3 Responses to This weekend, with the Rest & Be Thankful …

  1. If Transport Scotland goes for the option of upgrading the old military road, then it could be very interesting watching large hgvs – say timber trucks with trailers, artic whisky tankers and supermarket supply trucks – negotiating the hairpin bend and steep gradient immediately below the summit.
    Or, in the real world, will the diverted hgvs be scraping past each other along that sick joke of a trunk road up Loch Lomondside, the A82, on the ‘long way round’?

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  2. So how much would fixing the A83 and putting vehicles ferries on the Dunoon Gourock route cost in comparison with say the new Forth Road Bridge?

    Why is there such an inequality in spending on transport infrastructure. The A83 and Dunoon Ferry problems have both been around for years.

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  3. This weekend, with the Rest & Be Thankful closed because of the landslde danger, can anyone say for sure that the old military road option would not also be ‘in the line of fire’ from landslides?

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