The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)

Pedes­trian cross­ing pro­ject given green light to re­sume

- Inverness · Glasgow

Works to in­stall two pedes­trian cross­ings on a busy In­ver­ness road will re­sume this week.

Ground works for a puf­fin cross­ing be­tween Glenurquha­rt Road and Smith Av­enue, near the Scot­mid store, will get un­der way to­day as con­trac­tors re­turn to the site.

The cross­ing is one of two planned for the A82 In­ver­ness to Glas­gow road, with a sec­ond pro­posed be­tween Mon­tague Row and Ar­dross Street, near the coun­cil head­quar­ters.

Works on the £130,000 pro­ject by Trans­port Scot­land and Bear Scot­land first be­gan in Jan­uary, with hopes of phase one be­ing com­pleted by March, but due to Covid-19, the pro­ject came to a stand­still.

From tonight, the team will be­gin putting down new road mark­ings and high fric­tion sur­fac­ing at the cross­ings lo­ca­tion.

Ed­die Ross, Bear Scot­land’s north-west rep­re­sen­ta­tive, said: “We’re pleased to con­tinue with the next phase of this es­sen­tial pro­ject on the A82 at Glenurquha­rt Road which will help to cre­ate a safer and more ac­ces­si­ble cross­ing point. Road safety is of high­est im­por­tance at Bear Scot­land and Trans­port Scot­land, and this scheme on the A82 Glenurquha­rt Road in In­ver­ness is part of our com­mit­ment to im­prov­ing pedes­trian fa­cil­i­ties on the trunk road net­work.”

Work will be car­ried out be­tween 7pm-7am.

Tem­po­rary traf­fics lights will be in place and there will be a 10mph con­voy some nights.

The work comes af­ter re­peated cam­paign­ing for im­proved road safety mea­sures across the busy stretch.

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