Brief return of traffic management on A82

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Forestry Commission Scotland has advised that temporary traffic management will have to be in place at Glen Righ for 4 days next week.

Alex McLeod, who is managing the project for the Commission said:

“We’d like to apologise for the last minute change of plan - we did say that we’d be TM free until after Christmas - but after discussion with contractors, we’ve opted to get this out of the way now

“We’ll be removing a roadside fence that was installed earlier in the year and hope to be able to get this removed within 3-4 days.

“We need to take the fence down to allow our harvesting team to fell the roadside trees in January. By doing this job now, we’ll be able to get a running start at the felling programme in the New Year and hopefully complete that a bit more quickly, too.

"I'd like to assure everyone that once this is out of the way, we will do our best to ensure the Glen Righ section will be clear of traffic management until after the New Year.”

The traffic management will involve one lane closure on the A82 immediately south of the Commission’s Loch Linnhe carpark from 07.30am on Monday 3 December until 5pm on Thursday 6 December. Although four days has been allowed for, it is hoped that the fence removal can be completed in a shorter time.

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Up to date traffic management information can be found on the Traffic Scotland Web site

Notes to Editors

1) Forestry Commission Scotland is part of the Scottish Government’s Environment and Forestry Directorate, managing, protecting and enhancing the 660,000 hectare national forest estate in ways that deliver benefits to Scotland’s people, communities, biodiversity and economy.

2) The programme of works at Glen Righ is being carried out with project partners Coffey International Limited, a specialist consultancy with expertise in geosciences, international development, and project management, ( ) and specialist construction and groundworks company Geo-Rope (

1) 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.