Councillors approve removal of Drakies Link Road from Inshes Junction Improvements

Inshes Junction Improvements - revised Option 1 plan approved
Inshes Junction Improvements - revised Option 1 plan approved

Inverness Councillors have agreed to remove proposals for a link road from Sir Walter Scott Drive at the ‘Eagle’ roundabout to the Drakies area.

The proposed link road was previously included in plans for improvements to the Inshes Junction in east Inverness.

Following public consultation this year, Council officers will now remove the Drakies link road from the £6.695m project for one of the busiest transport sections of the city.

Provost of Inverness and Area Cllr Helen Carmichael said: “It is clear from the Officer’s report that the majority of the Drakies community do not want this link road. We have listened to their opinions and supported the local community.

“Members have given their approval for the Council to proceed with the statutory approvals, planning permission and detailed design of the scheme and it is vital that progress is now made on this major transport project to improve the sustainable connectivity of the city.”

Full detailed planning drawings will now be presented to a future meeting of The Highland Council for members’ consideration.

18 Nov 2021