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A82 closure planned for December weekend

The A82, south of Fort William, will be closed over the weekend of 9 – 12 December to remove a potentially hazardous rock mass. Walkers and climbers hoping to use this main route to Fort William and further north need to be aware that the road will be closed from 10pm on Friday 9 until 6am on Monday 12 December. The closure affects the road just south of Fort William, between the Corran ferry junction and Fort William.

Forestry Commission Scotland has advised that there will be signage on all main routes into the area in the weeks leading up to the closure.

The need for the closure became apparent during preparatory survey work for a programme of tree felling when a large and unstable rock mass on the hillside was discovered.

A spokesperson for Forestry Commission Scotland said, “We understand that no time is a good time for a complete closure and we have chosen this time frame because we believe it is the best, least disruptive option available to us.”

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