Following prompt action by the landslide patrol that identified the likelihood of a landslide in this area, swift action has been undertaken to clear over a thousand tonnes of debris, repair the lower embankment and clean the road.
Thorough safety checks and geotechnical inspections have concluded and traffic management systems are now being installed.
Speaking about the work and the reopening of the road, Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson said:
“I’m delighted the A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful is to reopen just 48 hours after the landslip, minimising inconvenience and disruption to the local community. The response has been swift and we appreciate the patience shown by the general public while the road was made safe and brought back to normal operations.
“Transport Scotland with the support of their maintenance agency, Scotland Transerv have done an excellent job in addressing this challenge within such a short timeframe.”
There will be continued presence by Scotland Transerv staff in the coming days to monitor hillside conditions as well as manage traffic.