Inverness West Link Stage 2 - road closures and HGV diversion

As part of ongoing works for the second stage of Highland Council’s Inverness West Link project motorists are being advised that part of the A82 will be closed with an HGV diversion and General Booth Road will also be closed as indicated.

There will be an overnight road closure on the A82 for 4 consecutive nights (Monday 9th March to Thursday 12th March 2020) from 19:00 to 06:00 the following mornings. This is to facilitate the installation of a control system for the Tomnahurich swing bridge.

The closure is between the General Booth Road junction with the A82 and the roundabout to the East of Tomnahurich swing bridge.

A diversion will be signed for all vehicles except for site vehicles, service buses and the emergency services which will still be allowed access.  During this period vehicular access and egress to the Premier Inn and the Beefeater will be maintained from the west. Access for pedestrians will not be affected by the road closure but there may be delays while the bridge is opened.

Motorists are advised that once the A82 has reopened there will be still be a 10mph speed limit and a 7.5 tonne weight restriction (HGV diversion) through the works due to the restricted lane widths. This restriction is on the A82 between the roundabout to the East of Tomnahurich swing bridge and the junction with General Booth Road. There will be a signed diversion for HGV's.

Access will be permitted for HGV’s delivering to the West Link and the Premier Inn construction sites, emergency services, road maintenance vehicles and service buses. The HGV diversion will be removed on the 13th March when the new roundabout is anticipated to open to all traffic.

General Booth Road will be closed for a period of 17 days from 06:00 on Wednesday 18th March to 18:00 on Friday 3rd April 2020.

The closure is from the junction with the A82 to the access at Kings Golf Course. This is to allow the safe installation of kerbs and surfacing while maintaining access for pedestrians and cyclists. There will be signed diversion for all other road users.

Due to the road widths access cannot be maintained for bus services or emergency services which will need to use the diversion. Advance warning signs will be in place and the Council’s contractors are notifying local householders, businesses and organisations of the potential disruption.

27 Feb 2020
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