BEAR Scotland has sent us the photographs below of the situation folliwng the minor landslide at Rest and Be Thankful which has not seen the closure of the road.
The latest situation update says:
‘Good progress continues to be made on site at A83 RaBT following yesterdays minor landslide.
‘Debris material has been removed from site and further material and cleaning of ditches is continuing.
‘Temporary traffic signals will remain in place during these operations and it is anticipated that the road will be reopened by 16:00.
‘A Further update will be issued around at 13:00.’
Jamie McGrigor, Highlands & Islands Conservative MSP, has raised the latest landslip on the A83 trunk road at the Rest & Be Thankful, with the Scottish Government today, 16th January, through a written Parliamentary question.
The MSP, who has consistently pressed successive Scottish Transport Ministers to put in place long term solutions to minimise the risk of landslides closing the A83 says:
‘With the amount of rain we have experienced lately, landslips are sadly to be expected, especially in this section of the road which is so renowned for them.
‘Any landslip is a cause for concern and, while I am pleased the road has not been closed to traffic, it is vital it is repaired as soon as possible in order to keep this key trunk road fully open for business.
‘I will be asking the Transport Minister Keith Brown for his response to this closure and for an update on plans to prevent future closures or mitigate their impact.’