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Kessock Bridge delays not as bad as expected

By Andrew Dixon

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Kessock Bridge
Kessock Bridge

MOTORISTS appear to have heeded advice to prevent extensive delays due to £80,000 structural repair work on the Kessock Bridge.

Traffic chaos was forecast for Inverness with delays of up to 75 minutes predicted at peak times by Scotland Transerv, the agency which is carrying out the work for Transport Scotland.

But delays seemed to be minimised this morning after motorists were urged to use public transport, car share or work from home.

Employers were also encouraged to alter working hours in a bid to lesson the impact at peak times — coming into Inverness between 7am and 10am and then leaving the city from 4pm until 7pm.

A contraflow system was put in place for eight days from yesterday on the busy section of the A9 and the speed limit has been reduced from 70mph to 30mph throughout.

The northbound lanes will be closed during the first part of the works, while the southbound lanes will shut for the remainder.

* More in tomorrow’s Courier.

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