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Network Rail warns drivers of Bank Holiday weekend road closures in Inverness

By Alasdair Fraser

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Road closed sign. Picture: Gary Anthony.
Road closed sign. Picture: Gary Anthony.

Drivers in Inverness will face late night bank holiday weekend disruption outside the city centre.

Both road and rail users will be affected by the closure of Raigmore level crossing over two consecutive nights.

The level crossing carries the mainline from Inverness towards Elgin, Keith and Aberdeen over Harbour Road to the east of the Highlands capital city.

Road resurfacing works are to be undertaken on the approaches to the crossing and on the crossing itself.

They will take place from 23:45 on the night of Saturday, May 4 to 09:50 on Sunday, May 5. The crossing will then be open to all users until late on Sunday night, when it will close from 23:45 until 04:45 on Monday, May 6.

Stuart Colvin, infrastructure maintenance engineer at Network Rail, said: “The planned work at Raigmore level crossing is essential to maintaining a safe and reliable railway in the area.”

“Our thanks go to the community for their patience and understanding while we complete this work.”

Network Rail says the two late night closures are designed to minimise travel disruption to both rail passengers and road users while at the same time enabling the works to be completed.

The work is to be undertaken by the railway infrastructure firm, working alongside The Highland Council and local stakeholders.

No trains will run during the level crossing’s closure and road users and cyclists will have to follow diversions to continue journeys, while pedestrians can use alternative walking routes.

Motorists will be diverted onto the A9/M9, before they head along the A82 on Longman Road, Chapel Street, Academy Street, and finally onto the B865 at Millburn Road.

Motorists travelling in the other direction will also follow the same diversion route, which will be clearly signposted.

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