A new “bus gate” will be built to provide a link for public transport between Inverness Campus and the city centre.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) are seeking a contractor to build a right turn junction across Millburn Road into Raigmore Estate.
The new junction would allow buses to access King Duncan’s Road, with a link to the develoing Inverness Campus across the pedestrian Golden Bridge over the A9.
At present buses and other traffic wanting to access Raigmore Estate need to turn around the Raigmore interchange back towards the city centre.
The bus gate would include controlled traffic signals and a pedestrian crossing.
Planning permission in principle for the changes to the road layout was agreed by Highland Council’s south planning applications committee earlier this year.
HIE have said that the bus gate would help provide “sustainable travel links” into the campus.
A cycle route linking the campus and city centre was completed earlier this year, using Millburn Road, King Duncan’s Road and the Golden Bridge.
A second “bus gate” may also be created once the first phase of the campus has been completed, with access from the hospital side of the Raigmore estate.