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Construction work on active travel link on outskirts of Inverness moves into next phase


By Val Sweeney

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An artist's impression of the Raigmore Active Travel Link.
An artist's impression of the Raigmore Active Travel Link.

Construction work to create an active travel link on the outskirts of Inverness to encourage more walking and cycling is to move into the next phase.

Sheet piling work for the Raigmore Active Travel Link will begin on June 7 and is expected to take two weeks.

Motorists are being advised of forthcoming temporary road closures on the Raigmore Interchange slip road from the A9 northbound.

Nearby residents at Raigmore estate may also experience an increase in noise and vibrations.

As during all stages of work, contractor Pat Munro will monitor noise and vibration levels to ensure they are within legal limits.

There will be a one-day single lane closure on Monday June 7 on the Raigmore Interchange slip road from the A9 northbound

There will also be a week-long single lane closure from Monday June 14.

Mark Smith, contracts manager at Pat Munro, said: "We’d like to thank Raigmore residents for their continued patience.

"This next phase of work is likely to be the most noticeable in terms of noise and vibrations so we apologise for any disruption this may cause."

Sheet piles are sections of sheet materials with interlocking edges which are driven into the ground to provide earth retention and excavation support.

In this instance, the sheet piles will be clad in Ekki hardwood as used at Inverness Campus.

Pat Munro aims to minimise disruption for local residents and road users and has created

raigmoreactivetravellink.co.uk to provide regular updates.

As part of the Inverness City Active Travel Network, the Raigmore Active Travel Link will consist of a link to encourage walking, wheeling and cycling from the existing Golden Bridge to the Raigmore Interchange.

Related story: Temporary footpath and lane closures on outskirts of Inverness


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