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A82 GLENURQUHART ROAD JUNCTION

From : 13th January 2020

To : 13th March 2020

Posted : 24th December 2019

New £130,000 pedestrian crossing project on the A82 Glenurquhart Road Junction and Montague Row Junction

 

Works start Monday 13 January for approximately eight weeks

 

A new £130,000 pedestrian crossing project is set to get underway in the New Year on the A82 Glenurquhart Road/Smith Avenue Junction and Montague Road Junction in Inverness.

The new signalised puffin crossings will help improve road safety for pedestrians in the area, creating a safer and accessible crossing point on the road.  Teams will also reconstruct sections of the footway around the new puffin crossings, install new road markings and improved signs as well as install high friction surfacing on approach to the new crossings. 

The first phase of the project will get underway from Monday 13 January at Glenurquart Road/Smith Avenue and is expected to be completed by early February. Once complete, the second phase of the project will begin on the A82 Montague Row Junction with the upgrades expected to take up to five weeks to complete.

To keep roadworkers and road users safe during the project, temporary traffic lights will be in place throughout the duration of the improvements at both locations. A 10mph convoy system will also be required during the installation process of the high friction surfacing with teams estimating installation will only take a few days to complete. Temporary pedestrian access will be arranged for the duration of the project to allow safe access through the site.

The project follows on from consultation with the local community and stakeholders which began last year.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said: “Road safety is a top priority at BEAR Scotland and Transport Scotland, and this scheme on the A82 Glenurquart Road and Montague Row Junction in Inverness is part of our commitment to improving pedestrian facilities on the trunk road network.

“The new controlled crossing facility in Inverness will allow users to safely cross this section of the A82 helping to improve road safety for the community and encourage more journeys on foot.

“The traffic management arrangements are essential for the protection of our workforce as well as motorists and pedestrians, however we’ve arranged these works to take place off peak during the daytime and our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and as safely as possible.

“We encourage all road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date journey information.”

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on www.trafficscotland.org or twitter at @trafficscotland or the new mobile site my.trafficscotland.org

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