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Stromeferry bypass rock scaling work progressing well

Highland Council has said that rock scaling work above the Stromeferry bypass is progressing well following a number of overnight shifts to undertake work on the upper slopes.



The rock scaling on the upper slopes has been undertaken overnight

The council has said that its contractor Trac Engineering will now start scaling work on the lower 8m of the rock face and this will be undertaken during daylight hours.

The council also confirmed that drilling for rock anchors and active rockfall attenuation mesh installation will start this week.

The bypass is currently subjected to overnight closures with light road traffic diverted onto the rail line during the daytime.

Chair of the council’s environment, development and infrastructure committee Allan Henderson said: “We have worked closely with Network Rail and our contractor Trac Engineering to keep disruption to road users to a minimum when the road/rail diversion is in place but inevitably there will be times when road users will face longer waits so we urge people to plan their travel carefully, allow extra time and avoid the periods when the diversion is not going to be available.”

Henderson confirmed that the work was on target to be complete by 23 November.


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