Roundabout will replace Inverlochy traffic lights
A ROUNDABOUT is to be built in Fort William to replace traffic lights at Inverlochy junction.
Plans by trunk road maintenance group BEAR Scotland are under way for the work on the A82, which it is hoped will reduce congestion.
Construction is due to start early next year and it is not known how long it will last, but a BEAR spokesperson said the company would ensure work avoids busy periods such as Easter.
The spokesperson added: ‘We will continue to work with key stakeholders to ensure members of the council and the local community are kept informed of activity. We will also be doing all we can to ensure we minimise disruption to motorists as much as possible.’
But Highland councillor and Lochaber area leader, Thomas MacLennan, thinks the work
is unnecessary and congestion could be reduced by adjusting sensors on the traffic lights.
He said: ‘Four years ago a quarter of a million pounds was spent on the present lights and I have been told the sensors are not positioned in the most effective way.
‘Maybe if the sensors were put in the right place the lights would work better, but we’ll just have to wait and see how a roundabout works out.’
We’ll just have to see how a roundabout works out
Councillor and area leader