17 September 2019

Plans announced for new road across south end of Campus

Following the publication of draft Orders for the A9/A96 Inshes to Smithton scheme on 13 September, local communities and road users will get a chance to see the plans at public exhibitions in Inverness on 25 and 26 September 2019.

Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson said:

“As part of the Scottish Government’s commitment within the £315 million Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal, we are progressing our plans for a single carriageway road connecting Inshes and Smithton in the Highland capital.

“Since we identified the preferred option for the scheme in late 2017, our design consultants have progressed the detailed design and assessment of the preferred option, which included consideration of all the feedback received, and we are now able to publish draft Orders for this scheme.

“I would encourage anyone with an interest to attend the exhibitions on 25 and 26 September or view the draft Orders and Environmental Impact Assessment Report on the Transport Scotland website.”

Leader of The Highland Council Margaret Davidson said:

“We welcome the progress being made on the Eastlink and look forward to it being delivered within the remaining 7 years of the Inverness and Highland City-Region deal. We will continue to support Transport Scotland to progress the scheme and unlock new development land in East Inverness.” Details of the public exhibitions are as follows:

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Wednesday 25 September 2019, 12 noon to 7 PM
Raigmore Community Centre, 125 Ashton Rd, Inverness, IV2 3UY

Thursday 26 September 2019, 12 noon to 7 PM
Smithton Church, 1 Murray Rd, Smithton, Inverness, IV2 7YU

The draft Orders and Environmental Impact Assessment Report is available to view from the Transport Scotland website at A9-A96 Inshes to Smithton

The exhibition material will also be available to view online from 12 noon on 25 September 2019.