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Structural repairs on Evanton to Swordale U1992 road will pave way for timber loads to resume but mean short-term delays for drivers, Highland Council warns ahead of six-week project led by D&I Bain Ltd

By Hector MacKenzie

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EASTER Ross motorists are being advised to prepare for delays on a minor route over a six-week period as vital structural repairs take place.

Highland Council and local partners have been successful in securing grant funding under the Scottish Governments Strategic Timber Transport Scheme for repair works to be carried out along the U1992 Evanton to Swordale road.

That will allow structural repairs to take place paving the way for the current weight restriction to be lifted and allow timber extraction to resume.

The successful contractor is D&I Bain Ltd (Tore) who will be on site the week beginning Monday, July 4 for up to six weeks.

The works involve drainage improvements, major patching works and overlay. The council's own workforce will be carrying out a significant length of surface dressing in late July.

Much of the works will be on the single track sections of the route so "delays and inconvenience will be inevitable", Highland Council said.

However the contractor will endeavour to keep any delays to a minimum.

The local authority said: "The council would like to thank residents for their patience and apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused."


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