A Highland MSP has called for the local authority to open talks with an estate owner over a possible bypass at Stromeferry.
Rob Gibson said the council should consider building a new road over Attadale Estate as the most feasible route.
Work has been ongoing for about two years to identify a suitable route for a new Stromeferry bypass.
However, a report which will be discussed by councillors this week reveals hat none of the proposals drawn-up has gained outright support from the community.
Now council officials have whittled down the options to three and want to approach external funding bodies as part of an effort to develop a funding package.
Members of the planning, development and infrastructure committee will be asked to approved the proposal at their meeting on Wednesday.
The three options on the table include building a bridge across the Strome Narrows and a new bypass of Lochcarron, creating a rail viaduct along the lochside and moving the road on to the land used by the existing railway, and an entirely new road to the south at Glen Udalain.
The bridge scheme is estimated to cost £109.3million, the viaduct £132.13million and the south road £85.83million.
Ironically, the road has been closed overnight after torrential rain caused further landslides.
Mr Gibson said he wanted the council to contact the owners of Attadale Estate – the MacPhersons – asking them to “gift” the 30,000 acres of land required as a “goodwill gesture”.
Mr Gibson said: “Decades ago the original plans to use the Glen Udalain route was quashed by the present owners.
“The subsequent problems alongside the rail route from Strathcarron to Stromeferry has cost millions of pounds in public money to keep the A890 open.
“I am asking the council to agree to the south route as soon as possible and to approach the estate to seek their cooperation.
“If the people of the area are to have an end to this nightmare it would be sad if compulsory purchase powers were needed to secure the best route.
“The latest rockfalls merely underline the urgency of this sensible solution.”
No one from Attadale Estate was available to comment last night.