Monday, November 18, 2019
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Anyone travelling through the Stromeferry Bypass from 3 September until 24 November should plan for delays.

Highland Council say essential works will take place to the rock face to the west of the avalanche shelter, resulting in road closures and traffic management for up to 12 weeks.

From 3 September, the A890 will be closed overnight between the road closure gates at Ardnarff and west of Attadale.  The closure will take place from between 10pm and 7am.  The road will have traffic control in operation during the day between 7am and 10pm whilst a road to rail bypass road is installed. Highland Council say this is planned to be completed within two weeks, but could be finished sooner.

Once the road to rail bypass is installed, a timetable of opening slots between trains will come into operation. It will be available for use between 7am and 10pm by traffic which is less than 7.5 tonnes. The road to rail bypass will be closed to all traffic between the hours of 10pm and 7am. The rock works are expected to take up to 10 weeks.

Once the rock works are completed, the road to rail bypass will be removed. During this time, the A890 will be closed overnight between the two permanent road closure gates at Ardnarff and west of Attadale between 10pm and 7am. The road will have traffic control in operation during the day between 7am and 10pm. Road to be fully re-opened by 24 November.

Full details can be found here.

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