For up to the minute journey time information and live-eye-cameras visit www.trafficscotland.org.
The resurfacing of Kessock Bridge, Inverness, is being carried out by Scotland Transerv on behalf of Transport Scotland (the Scottish Government agency responsible for the maintenance of the A9 and Kessock Bridge). The first phase begins on Monday 11 February and continues until the end of June.
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The first phase of major works to resurface the Kessock Bridge will start on 11 February and continue until 7 June. During this time, the bridge will be reduced from four to two-lane contraflow operation and inevitably this will result in delayed travel at the start and end of the working day. The second major phase is planned between February to June 2014. The total cost of the works is £13.2 million.
Mitigation works are ongoing in the Longman area, including installation of traffic lights at Rose Street, Henderson Road, and Longman Roundabout, and other traffic measures include the reopening of Conon Bridge railway station, as well as provision of additional car parking at Beauly Railway Station and Ross County FC Car Park, Dingwall.
Many bus routes (e.g. Black Isle, North Kessock, Dingwall, Maryburgh and Conon Bridge, Alness and Invergordon, Tain and Seaboard Villages and Portmahomack) will see an increased service frequency, additional journeys during peak times or minor timing revisions to assist with reliability and to provide a more consistent frequency of service.
Stagecoach say they will also endeavour to duplicate popular journeys where demand exists and will be constantly monitoring services to ensure they can accommodate as many passengers as possible. Additional carriages on peak time train services will be provided by ScotRail.
Additional webcams have been installed to help assess live traffic conditions that may assist in selecting a journey time. This information is available on Traffic Scotland’s website at Live Traffic Cameras.
Highland Council staff
The Council has asked the 900 staff who cross the bridge daily to consider helping ease congestion on the bridge at peak times by working from home or from an office nearer to their home and making alternative travel arrangements, such as public transport or car/lift share. These links to Travel Share and Lift Share may assist commuters with travel arrangements.