The A82 in Scotland is a major trunk road through the western Highlands of Scotland. The 65-mile stretch between Tarbet and Fort William is regarded as one of Scotland’s most dangerous roads, with 22 fatalities and more than 450 injuries being reported there between 2005 and 2007 alone.
At Pulpit Rock, the route narrows to form a single carriageway as the road is squeezed between the banks of Loch Lomond and a large hill. A temporary set of traffic lights manages the stretch, which has become a notorious bottleneck creating significant delays, especially during busy summer periods.
A decision was made by Transport Scotland to remove the traffic lights and replace the single carriageway with a new, off-line, 0.35-km, two-lane carriageway. Developer Scott Wilson appointed Structural Soils, an RSK company, to conduct a two-phase investigation during 10 weeks in 2008 and nine weeks in 2010 to help select the best improvement option.
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