CREATING a smoother and safer journey for motorist, road surfacing improvements will take place on the A84 between Callander and Lochearnhead and on the A85, starting next week.

Between Monday, August 14, and Wednesday, August 16, improvements are planned for a 600m stretch of the A84 near Strathyre Forest Cabins, north of Kilmahog.

Workers will be on site between 7am and 7pm – the road will remain open, but a 10mph day-time convoy will be in place.

This will be removed overnight, but a 30mph temporary speed limit will remain in place.

Following on, surfacing works will take place at Strathyre from Thursday, august 17 for two days.

A 10mph limit will again be in place between 7am and 7pm, completely lifted overnight.

Overnight road closure will be required on the A85 north of Lochearnhead from Sunday, August 20 for three nights.

The works will take place between 9pm and 7am, signed diversions will take motorists via the A84, A81, A811, A82 before rejoining the A85 at Crianlarich. This will be the only suitable route for HGV traffic.

Traffic management will be removed outwith working hours, but a 30mpg speed limit will stay in place.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland north-west representative, said: “These three sets of resurfacing improvements will upgrade these sections of the A84 and A85, greatly improving the ride quality and safety for road users.

“We’ve planned the schemes to take place to minimise disruption as much as possible, such as scheduling the work north of Lochearnhead overnight to limit impact to motorists.

“Our teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible.

“We thank motorists for their patience in advance and would also encourage them to plan ahead before setting out by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date travel information.”