The Inverness West Link

June 2019: Community Liaison Group meeting.

The latest Community Liaison Group meeting was held on 03 June 2019.  Please see Section 9. Community Liaison Group for the details of this meeting.

May 2019: Contract award for Stage 2 of The Inverness West Link.

The Contract to construct Stage 2 of the Inverness West Link has been awarded to RJ McLeod (Contractors) Ltd.  

The works will start on site on the 10 June 2019 and will include a roundabout, realignment of General Booth Road onto the A82, and a second bridge across the Caledonian Canal. The works are programmed to be complete in December 2020.

Compass are currently working on the construction of the  new control building which will manage the operation of the existing and proposed canal bridges. This new tandem bridge operation will allow continuous free flow of vehicles on the A82.

If you have any concerns or questions about the construction works please email

December 2018: Stage 2 of The Inverness West Link has gone out to tender.

Stage 2 will start May 2019 and construction will continue through to December 2020.

This stage will provide an additional swing bridge over the canal which will mean fewer delays from the bridge opening to allow canal traffic to pass. The two bridges will work in tandem to make sure one route is always available to traffic.

This uses land currently used by Torvean Golf Club. The construction of the new course and club house to the north of the A82 is progressing well and is due for completion in time to allow the relocation of the Torvean Golf Club to the new King’s Course in advance of the Stage 2 Works.

Layout plan

The Community Liaison Group will be set up again for the duration of Stage 2 and will keep all stakeholders informed of progress. The minutes of these group meetings will be made available here.

For other up-to-date information read our press releases.

December 2017: Stage 1 of The Inverness West Link is now open
Photos of the opening

Stage 1 involved the building of a new bridge over the River Ness and work to reconfigure Canal Parks resulting in the modern facilities now available to Highland Rugby Club at the stunning new Can Parks Pavilion. The facility is managed for us by High Life Highland and is available for use by the community. Caley Thistle football club are already making use of the facility for training.

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