Temporary footpath and lane closures on outskirts of Inverness to allow work on active travel link
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A footpath on the outskirts of Inverness will be closed from next week to enable work on the creation of an active travel link to encourage more walking and cycling.
The footpath leading from the Raigmore Interchange to Raigmore estate at the end of MacKintosh Road will be closed from Tuesday May 4 for the duration of work, due to be completed in September.
Traffic management will also be in place at the Raigmore Interchange slip road from the A9 northbound, with a lane closure in place from May 3 - 5. Bus services will be unaffected by the works.
The Raigmore Active Travel Link, which is part of the Inverness City Active Travel Network, aims to encourage walking, wheeling and cycling from the Raigmore Estate and existing Golden Bridge to the Raigmore Interchange.
Contractor for the works, Pat Munro, aims to minimise disruption for local residents and road users and has created
raigmoreactivetravellink.co.uk to provide regular updates.
Mark Smith, contracts manager at Pat Munro, said: "We apologise for any inconvenience that this footpath and lane closure may cause.
"The closure is necessary to allow us to carry out the work safely and efficiently and we thank you for your patience."
Raigmore residents and those affected by the works are invited to attend a community council meeting via Zoom tomorrow at 7pm.
Representatives from Highland Council and Pat Munro will be in attendance to answer questions. Those who wish to join can find the meeting details on the website.
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