McGrigor: Concern re latest A83 landslip

Jamie McGrigor, Highlands & Islands Conservative MSP, has today raised the latest landslip on the A83 trunk road at the Rest & Be Thankful with the Scottish Government, via a written Parliamentary Question.

The landslip, which was small by Rest & Be Thankful standards, occurred yesterday.  The road remained open, but was subject to control by temporary traffic signals.

Commenting today, Jamie, who has consistently pressed successive Scottish Transport Ministers to put in place long-term solutions to minimise the risk of landslides closing the A83, said:

“With the amount of rain we have experienced lately, landslips are sadly to be expected, especially in this section of the road which is so renowned for them.  Any landslip is a cause for concern, and while I am pleased the road has not been closed to traffic, it is vital it is repaired as soon as possible in order to keep this key trunk road fully open for business.

“I will be asking the Transport Minister Keith Brown for his response to this closure, and for an update on plans to prevent future closures or mitigate their impact”.