Comment posted A83 closed in both directions by Robert Wakeham.
One advantage of a fixed link would be that any government would find it difficult to charge tolls when all other bridge and tunnel tolls have been abolished.
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- Now open again, apparently.
- Careful, Jim – you’ll enrage ‘ferryman’.
- Scottish Citylink’s response to why the ‘Service Updates’ section on their website doesn’t mention the disruption caused by the A83 closure is to say that they think the road might reopen soon. In this weather, I somehow doubt that.
- I’m surprised that the disruption and extended journey times don’t seem to be flagged on the West Coast Motors and Scottish Citylink websites, and it would be very useful to have an emergency timetable for the route south from Inveraray to Campbeltown (and from Tarbet to Glasgow?) to avoid passengers having to stand at bus stops in foul weather for goodness knows how long. Any chance of this, Citylink / West Coast?
I know that traffic gets glued up on the A82 diversion route between Tarbet and Ardlui due to the very substandard road, but even so it must be possible to predict the ‘earliest delayed timings’, surely?
Recent comments by Robert Wakeham
- A83 Task Force recovened early to discuss community concerns
The business of ‘protocol’ looks as if it can leave any constituency whose member of parliament is a government minister ‘out on a limb’.
In our case, in Scotland, we are more fortunate than anyone in England in that we have several representatives in Holyrood – and our Westminster rep has no ministerial post.
Nevertheless, it would be reassuring to be able to think that Mike Mackenzie is not constrained, by being a member of the ruling party, from asking tough questions.
Perhaps I’m being naive.
- Oban South and the Isles to ready for by-election as Councillor Hall stands down
Doesn’t this underline the problem of conflict of interest that can arise from local councillors standing on a national political party ticket?
- A83 closed both ways at Rest and Be Thankful
Yesterday the Glasgow Herald announced that plans were being drawn up to plant 250,000 trees above the road to help stabilise the hillside and reduce the incidence of washouts.
- BEAR Scotland update on A83 road accident on 28th February
The answer would be one of their electronic information displays, at the Dalmally junction.
If they can provide one at Lochgilphead, surely they could do the same at Dalmally.
- McGrigor raises a glass to the new Harris distillery
Or is Longshanks ‘slightly bitter’ by nature, to put it politely.
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