Project: A82 Tarbet to Inverarnan Upgrade

Loch Lomond, Argyll and Bute
Transport Scotland
Ongoing; Assessment of Preferred Route Option (DMRB Stage 3)

The Commission

Transport Scotland appointed Fairhurst and our JV partners in June 2013 to provide design, investigative and environmental services for the A82 Tarbet to Inverarnan Upgrade.

The scheme comprises of 17km of new single carriageway trunk road and cycle track along the west side of Loch Lomond, forming part of the strategic link between central Scotland the north-west and islands . It supports economic links providing access to the many tourist and recreational areas located along the route.

The A82 is located within an area of outstanding and diverse landscapes, habitats and communities. There has been significant consultation with the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority as well as other statutory consultees. This has led to greater emphasis on developing design options that are visually and environmentally sympathetic to their surroundings.

The scheme will improve journey time reliability, reduce vehicle collisions and provide enhanced walking, wheeling and cycling facilities.

Our Input

Fairhurst and our JV partners are providing the following services as part of the commission

  • DMRB Stage 1, 2 and 3 Assessment of Route Corridors and Alignment Options
  • Identification and selection of Preferred Route
  • Traffic survey and modelling for both trunk road and local traffic
  • Procure and manage Topographical Surveys (including Aerial and Bathymetric)
  • Preparation of Cost Estimates
  • Investigation of Land Ownership
  • Stakeholder and Community Engagement
  • CDM Co-ordination / Principal Designer
  • Preparation of exhibition materials and visualisations
  • BIM modelling of a major infrastructure corridor
  • Design, Preparation, Procurement and Supervision of necessary Ground Investigation Works contract
  • Preparation of draft and made road orders
Civil, Roads and Bridges, Geotechnical and Environmental, Planning and Development, Landscape/Urban Design, Water Engineering