Ground investigation works on A9/A96 Inshes to Smithton scheme
Ground investigation works are to start on Wednesday 21 March 2018 as part of the plans to build a single carriageway road connecting Inshes and Smithton in Inverness as part of the Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal. The work is expected to last around seven weeks.
The vast majority of the work will take place off the line of any existing roads in the area, ensuring the need for traffic management is kept to a minimum.
A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:
"This ground investigation contract will help inform the design work for this new link road in the Highland capital having identified the preferred option last October.
“Although the vast majority of the work will not require any traffic management, a small fraction of investigative work will take place on the carriageway of roads in the area. We would thank road users and local communities in advance for their patience during any short duration traffic management operations which may be required as the works progress.
"The contractor will closely monitor the operation of the traffic management measures to ensure that any delays are kept to a minimum. While we do not expect major disruption to traffic, we would ask drivers to plan their journeys in advance using the Traffic Scotland website, Twitter feed or Traffic Scotland radio.”