Tree clearance work on A82 after storms

by | Feb 1, 2015 | Featured Slider, Latest, News

Road users have been warned that traffic management will be in place on the A82 at Loch Lochy from Monday, February 2, as Forestry Commission Scotland clears up some windblown trees adjacent to the Fort William-Inverness trunk road.

Alex Macleod, who is managing the project, said: “This is a safety measure to ensure that trees blown over on the edges of the forest are safely taken down before they cause any further damage – or even injury.

“We will be working with SSE on this operation given some of the affected trees are near an overhead power line and have liaised closely with Transport Scotland and Bear Scotland to ensure the inconvenience to road users is minimised.”

The commission’s team in the area anticipate that the work will be completed within the week though the traffic management will move between two separate locations immediately north of the Corriegour Lodge Hotel.

Mr MacLeod added: “Whilst we’re clearing these trees, we will be continuing with our slope stability works at Glen Righ.

“The Loch Lochy site will be fully clear felled later this year – after we have replaced and repaired some forest road bridges required to access the site.”