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Future of roads: striking a balance between extreme weather mitigation and building long term resilience

Source(s):  New Civil Engineer

By Catherine Kennedy

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Transport Scotland says it is committed to considering further short and medium term measures to improve the resilience of the A83 along with work to identify a permanent solution.

In the short term, it has installed a series of additional landslide mitigation measures – including in-channel fences, debris bunds and new roadside catchpits.

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Nonetheless, there is a balance to be found between long term solutions and short term maintenance.

“In many ways the Rest and Be Thankful case is the classic example [of the challenge facing roads],” Petley says. “The long term solution needs to be a realignment of that section of road.

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  • Publication date 30 Mar 2021

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