Council responds to latest A83 closure

Published Date: 

14 Sep 2020 - 17:08

Councillor Aileen Morton, Leader of Argyll and Bute Council:


"We share the frustration of our communities and businesses that yet again the Rest is closed along with the Old Military Road. The Scottish Government has committed to finding a permanent solution to this ongoing issue but what is needed now is a date for that permanent solution to start.


There is huge disappointment and anger locally that the area has yet again been let down by the lack of progress. This weekend’s landslip has resulted in further disruption for many residents and businesses but this has been going for over a decade now.


Holding a public consultation is one thing but we need a timetable for construction from Scottish Government and detailed plans for when we can all expect to have a fully operational and safe trunk road for Argyll and Bute."