Pulpit Rock work to take 11 months

Published: 23 Jun 2013 15:00

VOLUNTEERS are needed to work as tutors in Dumbarton and the Vale, as part of the council's Community Learning and Development programme.

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The tutors are needed to work in supported study clubs, adult literacies groups and digital friends courses across the area.

Free training will be provided and an information evening will be held in August for volunteers who would like to support children, young people or adults.

For an application form or for more information please contact 01389 738752 or 01389 738796.

MURDER of the head teacher - a project being run by the Vale of Leven Academy - will teach S1 pupils at the school various skills.

The CSI project aimed at the first year pupils was held yesterday (Monday), and will involve the pupils and various staff across the school playing detective over the course of the day.

The Art, English and Science department are all working together for the project. See next week's Reporter for pictures.

YOUR duty chemist this Sunday (June 16) will be Clarkes Pharmacy, Merkins Avenue, Bellsmyre, Dumbarton. It will be open between 1.30-2.30pm.

Major roadworks are under way to remove a notorious bottleneck on the A82 at Loch Lomondside.

Work started last week at the area known as Pulpit Rock north of Tarbet where traffic on a narrow section of the road is controlled by lights.

The work, due to last until next May, will involve a series of overnight closures and a full road closure of less than a week in January.

The bottleneck is notorious, especially in summer, when tour buses and cars towing caravans often have a tight squeeze negotiating the bend and tailbacks can build up during busy periods.

Transport Scotland say: "The improvement will remove congestion and reduce delays at Pulpit Rock by realigning the A82 in order for traffic to flow without the use of the existing traffic signal controls.

"A team of national park specialists including landscape advisers, visitor management experts, ecologists and recreation consultants have worked closely with Transport Scotland and Amey to make sure the route is upgraded sensitively and appropriately given the area's outstanding status.

"To enable the new section of the carriageway to be tied-in to the existing road and to accommodate cutting of the rock, a full road closure of less than one week will be required together with a series of overnight closures during the construction period."

The overnight closure dates will be:

• June 10 to 24 (except 21 and 22)

• Three weeks in August and three weeks in September

• Two weeks in October and one week in November

• Less than one week in March 2014

One week in April 2014 one week in May 2014

• The road will close at 10pm and re-open at 6am each day.

Additionally there is a need for a full road closure of less than one week in January 2014 (within the original 14 week period).

The diversion route will be from Tarbet to Tyndrum/Crainlarich via Inveraray, with northbound traffic using the A83, A819 and A85. Southbound traffic will use the A85, A819 and A83 from Tyndrum/Crainlarich to Tarbet via Inveraray.

Closure dates will be publicised at least one month in advance, where possible, and will be displayed on the Transport Scotland website and promoted through Traffic Scotland, news releases, variable message signs and adverts in the press.

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