Overnight road closures on A82 at Tomnahurich Bridge to begin for five nights

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Essential maintenance works on the A82 Tomnahurich Swing Bridge are set to begin on Monday with road users advised the road is to be closed to overnight to traffic.

Diversion routes will be in place for five nights to allow access in and out of Inverness via the A82, with northbound traffic diverting at the General Booth Road junction and southbound traffic at the Telford Roundabout.

Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout the closure period, as will access for emergency vehicles. Outwith working hours the restrictions will be removed to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.

Resurfacing works will be conducted between 10pm and 6am each night with special road surface material on the swing bridge being laid by hand. The project will be phased in short lengths to ensure the A82 is reopened in time for morning peak-time traffic.

Eddie Ross, Bear Scotland’s representative for the North West Unit, said: “These vital works will improve the carriageway surface on the Tomnahurich Canal Swing Bridge.

“We’ve taken steps to reduce disruption as much as possible by carrying out these works through the night.

“Teams will do all they can to complete the works as quickly and safely as possible, and we encourage motorists to plan their journey in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website.”