Kessock Bridge: Temporary night-time lane closures this weekend


Preparations for phase two of the £13.2 million Kessock Bridge improvement works are to continue with temporary night-time lane closures on 31 January and 1 February.

The work, which will last for two nights, will involve structural investigation in advance of the main phase two works. A contraflow system will be in operation from 19.00hrs to 07.00hrs to allow this to take place safely.

The northbound footpath/cycleway will remain closed during this period to allow on-going scaffolding to be installed beneath the bridge deck. Diversion routes are in place for both cyclists and pedestrians.

The second phase of the main Kessock Bridge upgrade is due to start on 10th February 2014. The twenty week programme will see a contraflow on the northbound carriageway as well as a reduced speed limit of 30 mph. 

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland Operating Company Representative for the North West said: “Our preparation works will continue this coming weekend and will require lane closures during the evening. A contraflow will be in place and the northbound footpath and cycleway will remain closed with diversions in place. As always, we are grateful for the patience of the travelling public and ask them to plan ahead, especially when phase two of these major works get underway on 10 February.”

Motorists driving in and around Inverness can access up to the minute journey time information at Further journey planning information is also available on Twitter and via the Travelline Scotland / Transport Scotland travel app.

28 Jan 2014