Comment posted Support the A83 Campaign by Liz Munro.
Not enough is being done about this, I went to a meeting with Transport Scotland last Tues in Lochgoilhead and came out no wiser than I went in, only for the road to be closed less than 24hrs later, they still talking about studies, reports, advice from Austria, germany ect with a budget of £100K for this and a possible funding of £1m, would they not be better to spend this money on upgrading the forest road?? whilst I understand U cant defy nature not enough is being done and this has been an issue for years, well before the much publicised 400 tonne of 2007 & 1000 t of 2009, they are in process of procuring more netting to cover much of it, but this is really a short term solution (didnt really work at Stromeferry which is still closed since Dec)
Recent comments by Liz Munro
- Transport Scotland non ‘economic impact analysis’ of 2007 A83 landslide
See Lochgoilhead didnt get a mention AGAIN, when that road is closed we have no public transport to Glasgow as Helensburgh bus wont come long way, and it takes us an extra 60 miles to get to Glasgow, but we get no sympathy as especially for a small village who rely on tourism and people wont drive the detour as it too long and the ferry is too expensive !!!!!!
- A83: Is there a planning issue in Transport Scotland’s intent to revise the old military road below Rest and Be Thankful?
Whilst I am in favour of a alternate route for the A83 I am really not seeing the point to resurrecting the old road, if there is a large debris flow it falls onto it so is that not defeating the purpose, also this appears to be a RUSH job is that because the A82 Pulpit Rock is closing for 14 weeks to also rid it of temporary traffic lights, whole thing seems pointless but they have had months to look into possibilities with no real results, other than they are putting more netting up wow !!!!!
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