TEC Services Committee to consider Stromeferry bypass options

The Highland Council’s Transport Environment and Community Services Committee will be asked at its next meeting on Thursday 16 May to commission a second phase of examination into the most suitable option for a replacement bypass at Stromeferry on the A 890 between Lochcarron and Kyle.

The draft first phase of assessment has identified nine options in three corridors for the bypass and the Committee will be invited to commission URS Consultants to progress with detailed examination of the options and report back in the spring of next year, with a view to the route being chosen by autumn, next year.

The nine options were unveiled at a drop-in session at Lochcarron Village Hall on Saturday afternoon, when an estimated 150 members of the public viewed the plans.

The Council wishes to thank everyone who attended the exhibition and made either a verbal or written comment.  These will be taken into account in the report being presented to the TEC Services Committee.

The routes which are recommended to be taken forward to a second stage of appraisal are:

Northern Corridor (3)
• Route through Lochcarron with bridge crossing
• Route through Lochcarron with barrage
• Bypass Lochcarron with Bridge crossing

Online Corridor (5)
• Viaduct
• Tunnel
• Do-minimum
• Shared use with railway
• Avalanche shelter

Southern Corridor (1)
• Glen Udalain

30 Apr 2013