MOTORISTS face months of disruption on the A9 north of Inverness when a major £1.5m refurbishment project gets underway on the Cromarty Bridge.
The work, which begins a week on Monday, will see four spans of the bridge upgraded. Traffic lights will operate continuously during the six month upgrade, although these will be manually operated at peak periods and during the arrival of cruise ships in the Cromarty Firth in a bid to minimise disruption.
Work will involve concrete repairs to the bridge deck and supports, as well as the installation of protection measures to prevent future deterioration. The bridge deck will also be waterproofed and resurfaced.
The work follows a previous phase of refurbishment work to the first four spans of the bridge in 2011.