Glen Righ forestry operations in September

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20 AUGUST 2014NEWS RELEASE No: 16342

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Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) is advising motorists and local road users that from 1 September traffic management will be in place at Glen Righ just north of the Corran Ferry.

The one lane closure will be in effect until 19 December from 7am until 6pm Monday to Friday so FCS can continue it’s removal of the very large trees above this section of the A82

The Commission is also warning that 10 minute periods of ‘red to red’ will also be required for tree felling and timber extraction operations though these will not be implemented between 8.00am and 9.00am

Alex MacLeod, who has been managing the Commission’s A82 Project, said;

“We appreciate that this is a long stretch and in the run up to the festive season and we apologise in advance or any inconvenience it may cause.

“The usual arrangements will be in place for emergency vehicles and we will endeavour to minimise disruption as much as we possibly can. To that end we will suspend our harvesting work between 8th Sept 2014 and 19th Sept 2014 when BEAR Scotland will be carrying out road works at Corrychurrachan.

“Once again we’d like to thank local residents and road users for their patience and understanding and their understanding that we are working towards the long term resilience of the A82 as one of Scotland’s major arterial routes.”

For more information about Forestry Commission Scotland’s longer term programme over the next 10 -15 years, and to see a full report on the drop-in sessions - visit

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

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