A890 road closes for essential maintenance works

To enable essential rock removal works to proceed along the A890 Auchtertyre to Strathcarron road at the Stromeferry bypass, The Highland Council requires closing the road next weekend.

The road closure - between Ardnaff and Attadale - will run from 00:01 hours on Saturday (4 October) until 6 am on Monday (6 October).

Rock cutting work being carried out during the closure is vital to maintain the road and the works will help to reduce further risks of rockfalls.

There is no local alternative route. For traffic heading south, a through traffic diversion of 145 miles is available via the A890 to Achnasheen, A832 to Garve, A835 to Inverness, A82 to Invermoriston, A887 and A87 to Auchtertyre.

For traffic heading north, a through traffic diversion of 145 miles is available via the A887 and A87 to Invermoriston, A82 to Inverness, A835 to Garve, A832 to Achnasheen and A890 to Strathcarron.

John Ross, Engineer with The Highland Council’s TEC Services, said: “Over a number of years we have carried out surveys and maintenance works on the Stromeferry bypass and we have identified an area of rock which presents a considerable risk to both the road and railway. To ensure value for money we are using a planned rail closure to carry out our works to ensure the safety of the travelling public. We understand that this short term closure of the road is inconvenient for both road and rail passengers but we are carrying out this work over the weekend to reduce delays to a minimum.”

Contractor R J Mcleod will be carrying out a series of additional essential maintenance works over the following six weeks from Ardnaff to Attadale and will endeavour to minimise delays to all traffic.


For further information please contact: John Ross, Engineer, The Highland Council, TEC Services tel: (01408) 635316

29 Sep 2008