Tuesday, November 12, 2019
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Stromeferry Bypass works are sent to finish 10 days ahead of schedule, Highland Council have confirmed.

The road will fully reopen at 7am on Thursday 24 October.  

The rock scaling and netting works form part of an on-going programme of inspection and maintenance on the rock face adjacent to the A890.

The work involves replacing sections of the existing rock protection in areas identified during survey work carried out last year.

Traffic management has been in place since the 9th of September, with daytime convoys through the site and overnight road closures and one weekend closure.

Chair of the Council’s Planning, Development and Infrastructure Committee, Councillor Allan Henderson said: “Its great news that these essential works will be finishing ahead of schedule and the road can fully open from Thursday morning onwards.

“I would like to thank the council’s team and the contractors for their hard work keeping disruption to a minimum. Doing work on such a busy key route is never easy and a lot of planning went into this phase so I would also like to thank the local communities for their important input when we were scheduling the works and for their patience.”

Local Ward Councillor Biz Campbell echoed his thanks. She said: “The council staff and contractors have done everything they can to keep traffic moving and I think it’s terrific news that the works will be completed early. The community consultation sessions held earlier in the year were very helpful so I would like to particularly thank everyone who took part.”


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