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Published Date: 

3 Aug 2012 - 16:58

THE A83 is set to reopen this evening, Friday August 3, after closing on Wednesday following a landslip at the Rest and Be Thankful.

Argyll and Bute Council leader Roddy McCuish, along with Councillor Douglas Philand, met with Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment Alex Neil and MSP Michael Russell in Inveraray this afternoon. Representatives from Mid Argyll Chamber of Commerce were also in attendance.

They heard that a task force is to be set up to monitor short term progress and also to develop proposals for a long term solution for the A83.

The clear-up operation continues and, if conditions permit, the A83 will be partially reopened tonight, with vehicles using a single lane under traffic light control.

Councillor McCuish welcomed the news, saying: “The A83 is a vital economic and social lifeline for Argyll. The fact that it is set to reopen this evening is great news for local businesses and road users.

“Argyll and Bute Council is committed to working with the Scottish Government in making every effort to find a long-term solution for the route.”

Further details and updates can be found at www.trafficscotland.org