The annual inspection of the rock face adjacent to the Stromeferry Bypass which is part of the A890 route along the south shore of Loch Carron, will begin on Monday 16 April.
Geotechnical Engineers from AECOM will undertake the inspection with the assistance of rope access contractor Geo-Rope Ltd.
Traffic management in the form of traffic lights will be required during the planned inspection for the safety of the workforce and those using the road so drivers are being advised that minor delays are anticipated. The works should take 5 days to complete.
Later this year major remedial works to the slope to the west of the avalanche shelter near Attadale are programmed to take place from the 3rd September for 12 weeks.
The rock slope in this section is very close to the A890 road and the railway line so to enable these works to be carried out safely the road will need to close. The Highland Council is currently working with Network Rail to design a bypass which will allow cars and light vehicles to use the railway between the scheduled timetabled trains. A 7.5 tonne weight restriction is likely to be in place for the temporary bypass diversion during the work, with priority being given to emergency vehicles. The road is expected to remain closed overnight with traffic diverted via Invermoriston, a diversion of 140 miles for local traffic.
Full details and a timetable for the road to rail diversion will be publicised nearer the time.