Glen Righ work break for Easter

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3 APRIL 2014NEWS RELEASE No: 16233

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Phase 2 of Forestry Commission Scotland’s slope stabilization works at Glen Righ has been successfully completed in time for Easter.

The Commission’s team says that this means traffic management at Glen Righ will be lifted by 11 April and will not return until after the holiday period.

Alex MacLeod, who is managing the A82 project for the Commission, said;

“A great team effort - and hard work - by our consultants Mott MacDonald and our contractor Georope has ensured the completion of this phase of the geotechnical work.

“The team on the hill have mostly been out of sight because of the steepness of the slope and the tree cover but in scaling the crags near Corran Ferry to make them secure, they’ve removed more than 15 tonnes of loose material from site using crowbars and rubble chutes. They’ve also installed rockfall netting and rock bolts on some crags for additional protection.

“As usual the local people and road users have been very understanding and we’d like to thank them for their tolerance as we crack on with this job.”

Glen Righ is now ready for the next phase of tree felling work. The skyline team currently harvesting on steep ground at Invermoriston, as part of the work to complete the new Great Glen Way route, will move to Glen Righ after the Easter break.

Details of the traffic management that will be in place will be well publicized in local media.

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Notes to Editors
1. Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government's Environment & Forestry Directorate

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3. There are two main types of skyline system – the low level, which raises the front of the load just enough to allow it free passage over obstacles, and the fully or partially suspended skyline systems, which uses a locking carriage to hold the load firmly in place and carry it over obstacles entirely.

4. Tha FCS ag obair mar bhuidheann-stiùiridh coilltearachd Riaghaltas na h-Alba agus a' riaghladh nan 660,000 heactairean ann an Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta, a' dìonadh, a' cumail smachd air agus a' leudachadh nan coilltean gus buannachdan a thoirt dha coimhearsnachdan, an eaconamaidh agus, ag obair an aghaidh atharrachadh gnàth-shìde.