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Safety to be improved on A9 Raigmore Interchange slip road in Inverness where grandmother killed

By Staff Reporter

A NEW pedestrian crossing could be built on an A9 slip road where a woman was killed last month.

Transport Scotland said it was likely a signal-controlled crossing would be added to Raigmore Interchange – but not until next year.

The location where a new signal-controlled crossing may be installed.
The location where a new signal-controlled crossing may be installed.

It follows calls for a safety review of the southbound A9 slip road – where it links with the A96 – after 58-year-old grandmother Phoebe Mackenzie was knocked down there on February 20.

There is no pedestrian crossing at the spot, but there is one on a slip road yards away.

Regional MSP David Stewart wrote to Transport Scotland calling for a pedestrian crossing. In his reply to Mr Stewart, Roy Brannen from Transport Scotland said they were working with Highland Council and Sustrans on an active travel network project, which includes improved pedestrian and cycle routes through the interchange where the A9, A96 and Millburn Road meet.

He added: “It is likely to involve the creation of a combined footway/cycleway with traffic signal-controlled crossings to link a route through Raigmore Interchange, improving accessibility and safety.”

Mr Stewart said: “At last this issue is being addressed, which will be a relief to those pedestrians and cyclists taking their life in their hands each day as they commute to and from work.”

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