WORK HAS begun on the A9/A82 Longman junction improvement scheme, as previewed in Transport News, August.
The work in Inverness was expected to last around nine weeks, the majority of which will take place off the line of the existing junction, ensuring that the need for traffic management is kept to a minimum.
A Transport Scotland spokesperson said: ‘Following the public consultation on the preferred option for the scheme earlier this ground investigation will help inform the ongoing design and assessment of the improvements to this strategic junction in the Highland capital.
‘Although the majority of the work is located away from the existing road network, some investigative work is required on and in close proximity to the live carriageway. Such work on or in the vicinity of the live carriageway will necessitate traffic management, including some night-time and off-peak lane closures, lay-by closures and verge protection measures.’