Contract Awarded for A9/A96 Inshes to Smithton Ground Works

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Wednesday February 14 2018

A contract worth over £260,000 has been awarded to Causeway Geotech Ltd and will help progress the ongoing design work for the A9 / A96 Inshes to Smithton scheme.

The ground investigation work is expected to begin in March and is expected to take around six weeks.

Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf said:

“We continue to progress the design and assessment work for a single carriageway road connecting Inshes and Smithton in Inverness as part of the Scottish Government’s commitment within the £315 million Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal.

"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.

“The work is expected to start next month with the vast majority of the work taking place off the line of any existing roads in the area, ensuring the need for traffic management is kept to a absolute minimum.

“Road users and local communities will be kept informed of our plans and we will endeavour to ensure that any disruption is kept to a minimum.”

Details of the A9 / A96 Inshes to Smithton scheme can be found at: https://www.transport.gov.scot/projects/a9a96-inshes-to-smithton/

 

 

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