Comment posted Transport Scotland announce 2013 start to major A82 upgrade and Crianlarich bypass by Dugald Barr.
Though it is, I suppose, well past time for the Tarbet-Inverarnan stretch to be updated (though I take Duncan Martin’s point entirely) I would hope this could be done with greater sensitivity to preserving the lochside road’s extraordinary beauty than was done with the sector further south. There, though it may have been inevitable that a ‘smoothed’ modern road would obliterate the old road with its charming scenes of established woodland and shore, roadside scrub has been allowed to grow to the extent that views of the loch are now few and far between. Far better perhaps to build a modern road further up the hillside – the Tyndrum-Bridge of Orchy sector shows this need not be an eyesore – for the traffic in a hurry, and retain the lochside road for the tourists. Loch Lomond, after all, is a world-famous attraction, easily reachable from the Central Belt, and this is not perhaps the unaffordable frivolity it might seem.
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