Foundry Way Bus Link now open
A link road which will allow one-way access from the Inverness Bus Station at Farraline Park directly onto Rose Street has now opened.
The bus and taxi link road was planned as part of future works associated with the re-development of the former Rose Street car park site. Funding from the Scottish Government Bus Priority Rapid Deployment Fund has allowed The Highland Council to work with the developer to construct the link road.
The new link road has been constructed by Strath Civil Engineering Ltd. It will allow buses and taxis to exit the bus station onto Rose Street which will reduce traffic on Academy Street. Pedestrians and cyclists will be able to access and exit the bus station using the shared footway/cycleway.
The new link road has been named Foundry Way to reflect the site’s industrial heritage.
The landowner has planning permission for a new hotel on Foundry Way. Additional finishing works to the new road will be completed as part of the hotel development.
David Beaton, Managing Director at Stagecoach Highland said: "We are delighted that our services have started to use Foundry Way when exiting the bus station. This new link allows our services travelling north a quicker route out of the city making travelling north by bus easier than ever before."
The Council’s Principal Travel Officer David Summers said: “This dedicated new bus and taxi link in the city centre will give a quicker route out of the bus station which will benefit passengers and will help the flow of vehicles in a busy part of Inverness. Last month The Highland Council secured £2.76M from the Scottish Government’s Bus Partnership Fund to develop and appraise other projects, so this link will be followed by other improvements to bus priority.”