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Highland Council to 'endeavour' to keep road delays to minimum during lengthy rockface works above the A890 Stromeferry bypass

By Philip Murray

Previous rockface work on the A890 Stromeferry bypass.
Previous rockface work on the A890 Stromeferry bypass.

MOTORISTS have been promised that Highland Council will "endeavour to keep delays to a minimum" when major rockface works begin above the A890 Stromeferry bypass next month.

The council made the pledge after it announced the appointment of Geo-Rope Ltd to carry out rock scaling and netting works at the bypass.

Road closures and traffic management will be in place from September 9 to November 3. During this time, the road will be closed overnight between the permanent road closure gates at Ardnarff and west of Attadale to allow the contractor to work on the rock face.

The council added that traffic will be allowed through the works during the day under convoy operations "so some short delays are envisaged".

A full weekend closure for all vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians is also planned on September 14/15 to enable the contractor to carry out some major rock scaling.

Details of the road closures can be found on the Highland Council website.

Garry Smith, a principal engineer with the council’s development and infrastructure team, said: “The works planned this year form part of an on-going programme of inspection and maintenance on the rock face adjacent to the A890 to ensure the safety of the travelling public.

"The council and its contractor will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum during daytime traffic management.”

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