Road improvement plans on two sections of the A87 are set to begin early in February.

The £300,000 resurfacing will impact on motorist using the major route between Strollamus and Dunan on Skye and also at the village of Inverinate. The work will see both sections of the route resurfaced to address any cracks, potholes or other defects along this section to create a smoother and safer journey for motorists.

The programme of work is scheduled as follows:

• A87 Strollamus to Dunan, Monday 6 February for six days, 7am to 7pm, with no work programmed over the weekend.

• A87 Inverinate, Tuesday 14 February for up to two weeks, 7am to 7pm, with no work programmed at weekends.

For the safety of the workforce and road users, a convoy system of traffic management will be in use at while the works are being carried out at both locations. Traffic management will be removed outwith working hours and at weekends, however, a temporary restricted speed limit will remain in place as traffic will be running on an uneven surface.

Commenting on this £295,000 investment for the A87, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West representative said: “The investment from Transport Scotland will allow our teams to ensure the A87 continues to provide a safe and reliable route for motorists.

“We’ve planned both sets of works to avoid working at weekends to minimise the impact of the surfacing improvements to road users, and we thank motorists in advance for their patience while we complete the works.

“Motorists are encouraged to plan their journeys ahead where possible and check Traffic Scotland for the most up to date journey information.”

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org or twitter @trafficscotland