Maintenance work to the rockface above the Stromeferry bypass will begin next month.
Two sections of slope – situated just over half a mile west of the avalanche shelter – will be tackled by the contractors, Geo-Rope Ltd, who have been appointed by Highland Council
The works will include the de-vegetation and light scaling of the rock slopes, adjusting existing passive netting systems, clearing rock material behind the netting, installing wire rope profiling cables as well as dowels and high strength active rock netting.
Traffic management on the adjacent single track road will be required and it may have to close during certain operations, but this will be kept to a minimum.
Supervising staff from Highland Council will be on site during the works which will begin on July 10 and are expected to last eight weeks.
The A890 Stromeferry bypass road has been plagued by landslides over the years, forcing it to be closed for long periods.
In May, Mott MacDonald, an engineering management and development consultancy, was commissioned by the Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership, Hitrans, to investigate the viability of a joint road-rail track on the Kyle of Lochalsh line which runs alongside the bypass.
Hitrans manager, Frank Roach, said: “Basically we wanted to see if road and rail could share the same space and if it was geographically feasible. There are many hurdles which may arise, but it is going to cost at least £80million to upgrade the road and if we can find something that would be cheaper, it would be a solution.”