City road safety improvement works begin next week
The Highland Council has awarded the contract for road safety improvement works at the Barn Church Road/Tower Road/Keppoch Road four-way junction to Coffey Construction.
The works include localised widening of Barn Church Road at the Tower Road and Keppoch Road junctions, introduction of a pelican crossing at Tower Road, and new traffic signals with revised phasing to eliminate right turns across live traffic lanes.
The main works will require the use of manually controlled 4-way temporary traffic lights for the duration of the works which will start next Wednesday (19 August) and last until early October 2015.
Delays to traffic are expected during the working period of 0700-1900 Monday to Friday and 0700-1400 on Saturdays so road users are being asked to use alternative routes (A96 trunk road or B9006 Culloden Moor) if possible for the duration of the works.
Works on the carriageway will be restricted during daily peak periods (0800-0900 and 1700-1800). Priority through the roadworks will be given to buses during the works and also in the new traffic light arrangement.
Some preliminary enabling works to move the water main and to set up the site offices will take place this week and next but impact on traffic should be minimal.