Completion of City Centre junction improvement works

The last of the construction for the River Ness Flood Scheme in Inverness has been completed three weeks ahead of schedule.

Contractors Coffey Construction Ltd were awarded the £262k contract in September to carry out improvements to the Young Street / Huntly Street road junction which has included the creation of a new toucan pedestrian and cycle crossing across Ness Bridge.

As well as junction improvement works and new kerb layouts to formalise the left turn ban for traffic exiting Huntly Street onto Ness Bridge, the expansion joint on the western abutment which had begun to show signs of failure has been replaced.

Provost of Inverness, Councillor Helen Carmichael praised the contractors and council staff for their hard work in completing the project three weeks early.  She said: “Everyone has worked very hard to ensure that disruption for road users and pedestrians was kept to a minimum and I am delighted the final piece of the jigsaw in the River Ness Flood Scheme is now completed.  I would also like to thank everyone who travels along this route for their patience and understanding while work was underway. The new layout looks very good and the crossing on the bridge will greatly improve the safety for pedestrians and cyclists.”

30 Oct 2015
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