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Road restrictions to be put in place this weekend for the Etape Loch Ness in which riders from Ross-shire will join pedal power fans from all over


By Val Sweeney

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The Loch Ness Etape takes place this Sunday on roads around Loch Ness.
The Loch Ness Etape takes place this Sunday on roads around Loch Ness.

Temporary traffic prohibitions and speed restrictions are to be put in place for the Etape Loch Ness cycling event on Sunday.

The 66-mile challenge sees cyclists ride around Loch Ness on closed roads between Inverness and Fort Augustus,

The restrictions are required to ensure the safety of participants and will only have effect in relation to such part or parts of the lengths of road as are indicated by the appropriate traffic signs or cones.

The measures will temporarily prohibit any motor vehicle, trailer or cycle from:

Travelling in any direction on the A82 Dalnottar – Inverness Trunk Road between its junction with Bught Drive, Inverness, and its junction with General Booth Road, from 5.45am to 7.15am on Sunday.

Travelling in any direction on the A82 Dalnottar – Inverness Trunk Road between its junction with General Booth Road, Inverness, and its junction with the A831 Drumnadrochit – Cannich – Beauly Toll Road, from 5.20am to 8.05am on Sunday.

Travelling in any direction on the A82 Dalnottar – Inverness Trunk Road between its junction with the A831 Drumnadrochit – Cannich – Beauly Toll Road and its junction with the private road leading to Urquhart Castle, from 6.15am to 8.15am on Sunday.

Travelling in any direction on the A82 Dalnottar – Inverness Trunk Road between its junction with the private road leading to Urquhart Castle and its junction with Dalcataig Road, Invermoriston, from 6.05am to 9.05am on Sunday.

Travelling in any direction on the A82 Dalnottar – Inverness Trunk Road between its junction with Dalcataig Road, Invermoriston, and its junction with the B862 Fort Augustus – Whitebridge – Torness – Dores – Inverness Road, from 6.40am to 9.35am on Sunday.

Travelling in any direction on the B862 Fort Augustus – Whitebridge – Torness – Dores Inverness Road between its junction with the A82 Dalnottar – Inverness Trunk Road and its junction with the B852 Dalcrag Bridge – Foyers – Inverfarigaig – Dores Road, from 6.50am to 10.55am on Sunday.

Travelling in any direction on the B852 Dalcrag Bridge – Foyers – Inverfarigaig – Dores Road between its junction with the B862 Fort Augustus – Whitebridge – Torness – Dores – Inverness Road and its junction with the Foyers Road, from 7.25am to 11.20am on Sunday.

Travelling in any direction on the B852 Dalcrag Bridge – Foyers – Inverfarigaig – Dores Road between its junction with Foyers Road and its junction with the B862 Fort Augustus – Whitebridge – Torness – Dores – Inverness Road, from 7.25am to 12.20pm on Sunday.

Travelling in any direction on the B862 Fort Augustus – Whitebridge – Torness – Dores – Inverness Road between its junction with the B852 Dalcrag Bridge – Foyers – Inverfarigaig – Dores Road and Holm Roundabout, from 7.55am to 12.45am on Sunday.

Travelling in a northbound direction on the B862 Fort Augustus – Whitebridge – Torness – Dores – Inverness Road between Holm Roundabout and its junction with the B861 Inverness – Leys – Inverarnie Road (Ness Bridge Junction), from 8.15am to 1pm on Sunday.

Travelling in any direction on Ness Walk, Inverness, between its junction with Young Street and its junction with Ardross Terrace, from 7.55am to 1pm on Sunday.

Travelling in any direction on Ardross Terrace, Inverness, between its junction with Ness Walk and its junction with Bishops Road, from 7.55am to 1pm on Sunday.

Travelling in any direction on Bishops Road, Inverness, between its junction with Ness Walk Upper and its junction with Ardross Terrace, from 6pm on Saturday to 3.30pm on Sunday.

Travelling in any direction on Ness Walk Upper, Inverness, between its junction with Bishops Road and its junction with Ballifeary Lane, from 5am to 8am on Sunday.

Travelling in any direction on Ness Walk Upper, Inverness, between its junction with Ballifeary Lane and its junction with Bught Road, from 6pm on Saturday to 8am on Sunday.

Travelling in any direction on Bught Road, Inverness, between its junction with Ness Walk Upper and its junction with Bught Avenue, from 6pm on Saturday to 8am on Sunday 22 August 2021.

Travelling in any direction on Bught Road, Inverness, between its junction with Bught Avenue and its junction with Whin Park, from 9pm on Saturday to 8am on Sunday.

Travelling in any direction on Bught Avenue, Inverness, between its junction with Bught Road and its junction with Bught Lane, from 6pm on Saturday to 7.30am on Sunday.

Travelling in any direction on Bught Drive, Inverness, between its junction with Bught Avenue and its junction with the A82 Dalnottar – Inverness Trunk Road, from 5am to 7.10am on Sunday.

Travelling in a southbound direction on the A8082 Inverness Southern Distributor Road between Ness Side Roundabout and Holm Roundabout, from 8.15am to 1pm on Sunday.

The measures will also temporarily restrict any motor vehicle, trailer or cycle from exceeding a speed limit of 20 miles per hour on:

The B862 Fort Augustus – Whitebridge – Torness – Dores – Inverness Road between Holm Roundabout and its junction with the B861 Inverness – Leys – Inverarnie Road (Ness Bridge Junction), from 8.15am to 1pm on Sunday.

Emergency services’ vehicles being used in an emergency for ambulance, coastguard, fire brigade or police purposes, and vehicles employed to ensure the safety of the event participants are exempt from the restriction and prohibitions detailed in the Order.

Vehicles driven under escort are exempt from the restriction and prohibitions detailed.

Cyclists who are registered to participate in the Etape Loch Ness 2021 cycling event are exempt from the restriction and prohibitions detailed.

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