A83 Strone Point

Improvements in the carriageway cross-section, road geometry and visibility sight lines on the A83 Trunk Road through an SSSI Site adjacent to the Firth. The A83 route links the towns of Tarbet, Arrochar, Inveraray, Furnace, Lochgilphead, Tarbert, Kennacraig and the ferry port at Campbeltown.

  • Rock cutting with slope stabilisation and rock/soil nailing
  • Nails/4200lm
  • Excavating into the existing cliff face to heights in excess of 12m
  • Full Road reconstruction over extents of site to Highway Specification
  • Drainage improvements
  • Retaining wall structures adjacent to Loch Fyne foreshore
  • Grouting of existing structures
  • Installation of road restraint systems
  • High friction surfacing
  • Timber post and Rail fencing to crest of cliff face
  • Landscaping works including hydroseeding
  • Extensive Traffic Management including 5 no. complete road closures
  • SSSI site (bats, otters and other protective species)

Project Team

Transport Scotland

Principal Engineer:
Bear Scotland

Geotechnical Engineer:

Project Details

Contract Value:
€2.1 Million

Floor Area:
0.4 km

7 Months