Gateway to the Highlands nearing completion – Scotland Transerv

Gateway to the Highlands nearing completion

25 March

The final work on the Stoneymollan Roundabout is being carried out  by Scotland TranServ on behalf of Transport Scotland this week ahead of what is expected to be one of the region’s busiest ever tourist seasons.

Contractors will complete the final landscaping and restore the geese sculptures to the roundabout following their makeover. The final work has been scheduled ahead of the Easter holidays to reduce disruption to locals and visitors alike.

Russell Rennie, Scotland TranServ’s Contract Director said:

“Locally the Stoneymollan Roundabout is known as the ‘Gateway to the Highlands’ and it’s an important feature for visitors to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. It was essential that we completed these works before the Easter holidays to minimise any impact on the area. Completion of the sculpture, landscaping and minor resurfacing work will take place in order to complete the restoration of the site.”

Scotland TranServ has worked closely with the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park to improve the roundabout. Every effort has been made to reduce disruption to local motorists and visitors to the area.

The project will see improved drainage, the planting of trees and seasonal flowers and enhancement of the feature sculpture. A new maintenance access road will reduce the need for traffic management when future maintenance work is being carried out on the roundabout.

Temporary traffic management, which started on Monday (24th March) will last until the evening of the following Monday (31st March 2014), seeing lane closures on approaches to the roundabout, and its nearside lane.