The replacement of Cliad Bridge on the Isle of Coll has now been re-tendered. We have awarded the contract for site works to start on Monday 22 March 2021.
We expect the public road to remain fully open to vehicles, pedestrians and other road users at all times during the works. A temporary bridge will be installed to allow vehicles to continue along the B8071. Once a programme for the works has been accepted I shall forward it to this group in a suitable format.
The Principal Contractor, D MacDougall Contractors Ltd, will carry out the works.
The key dates we currently have for this retendered scheme are:
However, these could change and we will update you if required.
There are specific engineering requirements around roads structures and the statement below provides background on how they are designed:
_The works are designed in accordance with Codes of Practice for vehicular loading; and must also comply with SEPA requirements. Extensive consultations have been undertaken to provide a Best Value engineering scheme. Best Value is achieved by considering a number of factors which include; nature of the ground, access to the island, catchment area, watercourse alignment, available materials, existing levels, temporary diversion for road users whilst complying with SEPA requirements, other stakeholder requirements, COVID legislation and current Codes of Practice._
If anyone wishes to be added to the distribution list for future Cliad Bridge updates, please let me know at [email protected]
JAMIE SALMON GMICE
Argyll and Bute Council
01546 604 429
07500 572 915