The A82 at Pulpit Rock has offered a significant engineering challenge for decades. Prior to these works being undertaken, the A82 narrowed at one stretch to less than 5 metres wide, resulting in road users delayed at traffic signals which were in place to reduce traffic to one lane. The improvement work at Pulpit Rock has seen the removal of these traffic signals, which have been in place for over 30 years, and the stretch of road widened to provide a two-way carriageway. Transport Scotland has worked closely with McLaughlin and Harvey Ltd to ensure that disruption to road users was was kept to an absolute minimum during the construction works. As part of this, we developed an engineering solution which did not require any full 24 hour road closures on the A82 at Pulpit Rock. Design ID were commissioned to provide post construction due diligence design review services to the main contractor following some construction challenges on site.
Client: Transport Scotland
Contractor: McLaughlin & Harvey Ltd