Junction improvement works in Aviemore paused
The Highland Council has confirmed that improvement works to the Grampian Road / Dalfaber Drive junction in Aviemore have been paused until September.
The delay in completing the works within the original timescale has resulted in regular large build ups of traffic which has caused long queues of traffic, especially at peak times, and this has caused frustration for drivers at the busy junction.
A Council spokesman said: “The works were never intended to take place during the busy tourist season, but a number of issues have caused delays and have subsequently had a knock-on effect on some other tasks within the programme.
“We apologise for any convenience caused by the works and have taken the decision to pause further works until after the peak tourist season.”
“We will confirm details of the new timescale to complete the works as soon as possible..”
A meeting will be held with the contractor next month to discuss and approve an updated programme for the works to be completed. In the meantime, the contractor will be off site and all temporary traffic management removed by the end of next week.
The improvement works to the junction are being funded by SUSTRANS as part of the Active Aviemore Project to promote the use of walking and cycling for everyday journeys, to improve the ease of access for non-motorised users and to improve the health and wellbeing of the residents and visitors to the Aviemore area.