Extension to the road works at the Rest and Be Thankful: EIR release

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

Information requested

The reason for the recent extension to the road works section at the RABT and an estimate of timescale as to when this will be moved back to its original position.


As the information you have requested is ‘environmental information’ for the purposes of the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 (EIRs), we are required to deal with your request under those Regulations. We are applying the exemption at section 39(2) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), so that we do not also have to deal with your request under FOISA.

This exemption is subject to the ‘public interest test’. Therefore, taking account of all the circumstances of this case, we have considered if the public interest in disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in applying the exemption. We have found that, on balance, the public interest lies in favour of upholding the exemption, because there is no public interest in dealing with the same request under two different regimes. This is essentially a technical point and has no material effect on the outcome of your request.

Following recent heavy rainfall, slope conditions have necessitated an increase in the length of the traffic management deployed at A83 Rest and Be Thankful. This increase in length is designed to avoid traffic queuing below areas where some movement has been observed.

A timeframe cannot be provided due to the uncertainty of weather and the impact it may have on hillside conditions, however the situation continues to be monitored with a view to reducing the length of restriction, again when it is assessed as appropriate to do so.

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