Inshes junction improvements
Inshes Junction Improvements Phase 2
Inshes Junction Improvements
Update July 2021 - Consultation period extended
The Highland Council is consulting on design options to improve Inshes corridor to connect new sections of the city's transport network together.
The public consultation for Inshes Corridor Improvements has been extended for a further 6 weeks until the 10th of September 2021. This is to allow for a face to face drop in session to provide an opportunity to discuss the scheme. Until now the Covid-19 restrictions have precluded face to face Council events. As the restrictions continue to be relaxed across Scotland face to face meetings are now possible. The date and time of the public meeting will be published shortly. The Council still invites comment through the web portal.
The area around the Inshes junction comprises several neighbourhoods and some of the city's largest employment destinations. It is estimated that 13,000 people work in the immediate vicinity of the junction. Inshes Retail Park and Raigmore Hospital are also key destinations for the whole Highland region which means pressure on this part of the transport network is sustained and likely to increase in the coming years. This is because, as well as people seeking to travel to this part of the city, it also serves as a key intersection being only one of three crossing points of the A9 trunk road. There is limited space through this corridor and it is therefore important that we make the fairest, most efficient use of the space.
Following the consultation process, Officers will present the findings and recommendation on a preferred route to the City of Inverness and Area Committee in winter 2021/22. Following Member's approval, a range of statutory processes will commence to enable construction of the preferred route.
- Road asset management
- Harbour downloads
- Public transport contracts awarded 2017
- Stromeferry bypass weekly updates
- Uig Harbour redevelopment
- Stromeferry Options Working Group
- Route Options Plan
- Public Consultation – proposed designs to link the communities of Lochloy in Nairn and the A96 retail park via the Balmakeith Industrial Estate