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U-turn on road closures after outcry

A U-TURN on planned road closures has been hailed as a victory for people power, writes Martin Laing.

Numerous residents, backed by The Oban Times, had angrily opposed BEAR Scotland’s plans to close the A828 between Connel and Ballachulish for 10 full daytime sessions this month to carry out roadworks.

Now the level of public outcry has forced the national roads agency to abandon its proposals and instead keep the road open during the works.

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