Inverness West Link Road – Second Public Consultation – Options Appraisal

Updated 27/06/2012

Inverness West Link Road route chosen

The Highland Council has confirmed the preferred route for the Inverness West Link Road, which will provide a new transport link from the Southern Distributor Road at Dores Road to the A82 trunk road via a fixed link across the River Ness and the Caledonian Canal.

It has chosen Option 6, which follows a sweeping alignment along the river bank from Dores Road Roundabout to cross the River Ness at the Precast Yard/Weir.  Thereafter the link road will follow the toe of the Caledonian Canal embankment to a tandem canal bridge arrangement at Tomnahurich. The estimated cost is £27.2 million. A computer simulation of Option 6 can be viewed here.

The West Link project is included in the Council’s capital programme with a phased programme of work ready to start in 2014/15 Councillors agreed Option 6 is the most deliverable and affordable of the eight options considered during a two year period of consultation and fully recognised the opportunity to enhance sporting facilities in the Bught / Torvean area when building the new link road.

Inverness West Link Road - Second Public Consultation

Inverness City Trunk Link Road - West Link Second Public Consultation

| Comments (42kb pdf)Questions-Responses (70kb pdf) |

The responses to the questions posed by the public during Consultation No. 2 have been compiled by the various assessors used for the Options Appraisal process as part of the Stage 2 Design.

Legal advice on common good status of the Bught, Inverness

The Council obtained the opinion of a Professor of Conveyancing upon the status of the land at the Bught.  Professor Rennie's Opinion regarding the status of the Lands and Estate of the Bught (478kb pdf) confirms The Council's view that this property forms no part of the Inverness Common Good.

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