Rest and Be Thankful reopens with traffic controls after landslides

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image captionThe latest landslip saw boulders the size of cars sweep onto the carriageway

The A83 at the Rest and Be Thankful in Argyll has reopened under traffic-light control.

Engineers have completed a series of repairs and clear-up operations following a landslide on 13 September.

The road was inspected by Police Scotland and geotechnical specialists for a final safety check before one lane was reopened at 07:35.

Work remains ongoing, with the road safety barrier being reinstated as well as a temporary debris fence.

The nearby old military road had been used as a diversion after the main road was blocked by a "second significant landslide" in the space of six weeks.

Eddie Ross, of road operator BEAR Scotland, said: "Teams are continuing with mitigation work in the area to provide further landslip resilience to the route.

"We're also continuing with work on the next phase of catch-pit installation on the A83 which will add further landslip mitigation in the area."

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