£250,000 to be spent to protect road users from hazards

£250,000 is to be spent to protect road users from hazards such as large embankments, railways, water and rock slopes. 

The Community Services Committee agreed the use of the money to spend on Road Restraint Systems such as safety fencing and barriers at a number of sites across the Highlands.

Projects across the Highlands were considered and nine locations were selected for funding. The hazard, risk and accident damage were taken into account in identifying the projects which were prioritised. 

The nine projects require a total spend of £248,750. These are:

  • B801 in Caithness and North Sutherland (A838 Junction - Kinlochbervie Harbour)
  • A837 and A839in South Sutherland (A837: A894 Junction – B869 Junction and A839:A9T Junction-Acheilidh Road Junction, Rogart – Blairich Bridge )
  • A890 in Mid and West Ross (Achnasheen – Lochcarron)
  • A884 in Lochaber (2 sites Carnoch-Lochaline)
  • A890 in Skye and Lochalsh (Auchtertyre – Ardnarff)
  • C1126 in Badenoch and Strathspey (Ski Road )
  • A833 in Inverness (Culnakirk)

Director of Community Services, William Gilfillan said: “We have put a Highland wide plan in place and identified risks. These are the top priorities for the money available just now.”

Chair of Community Services, Graham Mackenzie said: “A large number of projects have been identified and this goes some way towards addressing the most urgent needs.”

4 Jun 2015
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