Work to Start on Environmental Improvements for Kyle of Lochalsh

Works are due to begin on up-grading Main Street in Kyle of Lochalsh at the end of this month. 

The project is part of the Highland Council’s Planning and Development Service capital programme of environmental improvements and has been designed and developed in consultation with Kyle Community Council. 

The aim of the scheme will be to make the street a more attractive setting for locals and visitors alike and will hopefully help to enhance Kyle as a ‘tourist gateway’ centre where visitors will wish to spend more time.
The £170,000 project will include refurbishment of the footways on Main Street with conservation style paving slabs and kerbs, coloured surface treatment to vehicular accesses, installation of bollards and the cleaning and painting of the railings and wall adjacent to Kyle Carpets.  The bollards will help to reduce some of the informal parking on the footways thus creating a more accessible and pedestrian friendly streetscape.

The contract for the project has been awarded to Leiths (Scotland) Ltd and work is due to commence on site on Monday 29th September 2008 for a period of 12 weeks. 
Shop accesses will be maintained with ramps and signs as appropriate and any disruption will be kept to a minimum.

Mr Mckerlich, Chairman of Kyle Community Council said:  “We would ask people to be patient during the works. Whilst we are aware this works will cause some disruption, it has been programmed outwith the main tourist season, Please be tolerant, and look to the long term benefits.”


22 Sep 2008