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A82 road closure planned for latest Inverness West Link Stage 2 work

By Alasdair Fraser

Site of new swing bridge on Caledonian Canal for the West Link...Picture: Gary Anthony..
Site of new swing bridge on Caledonian Canal for the West Link...Picture: Gary Anthony..

DRIVERS are being warned of a planned overnight road closure and HGV diversion near the A82 exit from Inverness next Monday evening.

From 7 pm on February 10 until 6 am on February 11, the route will be closed between the General Booth road junction with the A82 and shared access to the Beefeater and Premier Inn Hotel.

The disruption will allow further work on the Inverness West Link Stage 2 project.

A signed diversion will be in place for all vehicles except for site vehicles, service buses and the emergency services, who will retain access.

Pedestrian access will be unaffected.

Highland Council says that, once work is complete, the A82 will re-open to cars and light goods vehicles in a two-way traffic flow south of the partially completed roundabout.

However, restricted lane widths mean there will be a 10mph speed limit and a 7.5 tonne weight restriction between the roundabout east of Tomnahurich swing bridge and the junction with General Booth Road.

A signed diversion for HGVs will be in place for a period of about six weeks, allowing completion of the new A82 roundabout.

HGVs delivering to the West Link Project and local businesses will still be permitted access along with the emergency services, road maintenance vehicles and service buses.

A council spokesman said: “The Highland Council and their contractor RJ McLeod Ltd would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience experienced as a result of this necessary work.”

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