A project to stabilise a section of a rock slope opposite Loch Ness on the A82 approximately three miles north of Drumnadrochit is now underway.

The £226,000 investment from Transport Scotland will involve removing sections of the rock face close to the roadside and installing specialist netting and bolts across the rock to secure and stabilise the slope face.

The project started on Tuesday 14 February and is expected to take up to six weeks to complete.  The improvements will be carried out between 8am and 5pm each day Monday to Saturdays, with no work taking place on Sundays.  To keep roadworkers as well as motorists safe during the project a 10mph convoy system will be in operation, however this will be lifted outside of working hours with temporary traffic lights in place instead.