Roads

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered at on 14 January 2003.

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Photo of Sylvia Jackson Sylvia Jackson Labour

Question S1W-32803

To ask the Scottish Executive what progress has been made in improving safety on the A84 and A85.

Photo of Lewis Macdonald Lewis Macdonald Labour

The following works on the A84/85 were completed last year:

verge safety fences were replaced; carriageway warning signs were erected and two surface dressing schemes carried out at Glen Ogle; road maintenance scheme between Dunbeg and Oban Phase 1, and road maintenance scheme between Airds Bay and Fearnoch Phase 1 and 2.

The following works on the A84/85 are programmed for completion this year:

a 30 mph speed limit through Lochearnhead should come into force in February 2003. Village gateway signing and countdown markers will be erected; improvement works to the A84/A85 junction will start on site in February 2003; replacement of street lighting in Callander will be carried out by May 2003; alterations to the pelican crossing in Callander will be carried by May 2003; road maintenance scheme between Dunbeg and Oban Phase 2 has started on site and will be completed by March 2003, and the Lochearnhead footway scheme has been designed, although construction has been delayed due to land acquisition difficulties.

The following works on the A84/85 are programmed for completion next year:

a road and bridges scheme will be carried out to replace the bridge at the foot of Glen Ogle.

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