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Essential repairs under way on A86 bridge by Newtonmore

By Gavin Musgrove

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Work has started on the repair of a trunk road bridge by Newtonmore which is expected to take up to six weeks.

Contractors moved on site earlier this week at Calder Bridge to the west of the village on the road to Fort William.

A BEAR Scotland spokesperson said: "These essential bridge deck refurbishment works on the A86 Calder Bridge will help ensure the bridge remains safe for all road users.

"The project will involve specialist teams carrying out various repairs to the structure including re-waterproofing and resurfacing the deck, upgrading the drainage system, replacing the existing expansion joints and reconstructing the footways.

"This will make sure the bridge remains safe and operational for years to come."

Temporary traffic lights are in place for the duration of the project including periods out with working hours.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “The traffic management is essential to ensure the safety of our workforce as well as road users.

"Our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and as safely as possible.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance while our teams carry out these repairs on Calder Bridge and encourage road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date journey information and allow some extra time to reach their destination.”

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