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A82 closure abandoned 28 August 09

TRANSPORT Scotland (TS) has bowed to public opinion on a controversial plan to close the A82 at Fort William for major road repairs and postponed the work until next year.

TS had planned to shut the A82 over a 3km stretch from Seafield south to Heron Bay from 8pm to 6.30am, except Friday and Saturday, with the £400,000 contract starting on September 27, but Highland Council wanted an October 26 start and an overnight closure of 10pm to 6am to minimise disruption to tourism businesses and shift workers. Both sides tried to find a compromise, but differences could not be overcome and TS decided to pull the plug on the work for this year.

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