Kessock Bridge

 

Kessock Bridge resurfacing continues until 7 June

Works

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 Bear Scotland on behalf of Transport Scotland (the Scottish Government agency responsible for the maintenance of the A9 and Kessock Bridge). The second phase begins on Monday 10 February 2014 and continues for 20 weeks. Preparatory works are already underway by Bear Scotland.

For detailed information about the works please visit:

Copies of press releases issued

 

Background

The 2nd phase of major works to resurface the Kessock Bridge will start on 10 February 2014 and continue for 20 weeks. 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 total cost of the works is £13.2 million. 

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.

Traffic Webcams

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.

Car sharing

  • Car sharing - information to make it easier to share car journeys.