Road improvements are scheduled to be carried out in Carbost and Glenbrittle over the winter months.
The Highland Council were successful in obtaining funds from the Scottish Timber Transport Fund to carry out improvements to the Carbost, Glen Brittle and Eynort public roads for the extraction of commercially grown timber.
The B8009 improvements will be carried out between the River Drynoch Bridge and the Glen Brittle Junction with the Glenbrittle improvements being between the Carbost Junction and the first forest access.
Unfortunately no work will occur on the section of road between the forest access and the Fairy Pools Car park.
However on the Carbost – Forest Access route there are specific locations identified where visitors appear to be parking and causing disruption and at these locations work will be carried out to better delineate parking space to reduce verge damage and disruption.
In carrying out the works, there will be some delays to residents and visitors.
The Eynort works have recently been completed by Highland Councils’ Direct Labour unit and the remaining works will be carried out by Highland Surfacing and Contracting Ltd during December 2017 and January 2018. The works will address a number of structural issues but unfortunately there is insufficient funding to resolve every defect.