20 OCTOBER 2011NEWS RELEASE No: 15027
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Forestry Commission Scotland is holding two ‘drop-in’ days next week to give people a chance to find out more about the operation to remove the rock over the A82, to the south of Fort William.
This work will require the complete closure of A82 between Corran Ferry and the Picnic Area approx 2mls to the north, over a weekend in late November / early December.
As well as having the opportunity to talk to staff from the Commission and from Transport Scotland about the works, visitors will have the chance to look at display boards and to discuss the longer-term programme of work for the Glen Righ section of the A82.
A hand-out carrying key information will also be available, as will information about the contractors who have been involved in the operation – Coffey Geotechnic and Geo-rope.
The two dates are:
- Thursday 27 October - Meeting Room, Alexandra Hotel, Fort William from 8am to 8pm.
- Friday 28 October - Ballachulish Village Hall from 8am to 6pm.
All are welcome.
To keep up to date with the latest project news follow us on http://twitter.com/A82operations
For all the latest news on the project and the proposed closure visit www.forestry.gov.uk/A82operations
Notes to Editors
1) Forestry Commission Scotland serves as the Scottish Government’s forestry directorate, managing, enhancing and protecting the 660,000 hectare national forest estate in ways that deliver multiple benefits to people, communities, biodiversity and the economy. www.forestry.gsi.gov.uk
2) The operation to remove the rock comes at the start of a 3-year harvesting programme to fell mature trees adjacent to the A82 south of Fort William.