Inverness Area Roads capital programme approved for 2024/25

Members of the City of Inverness Area Committee have agreed a list of proposed prioritised roadworks which will be funded out of Highland Council’s Capital Budget allocation for 2024/25. The local allocations capital budget for 2024/25 remains to be established, which will be calculated from the approved capital budget allocation. The estimated area capital roads’ […]

Committee approves prioritised roads capital programme for Caithness

Members of the Caithness Committee has agreed a list of prioritised programme of works for structural overlay/inlay works and surface dressing schemes which will be funded out of the Capital Budget allocation for 2024/25, according to Highland Council. The actual 2024/25 capital roads budget allocation for Caithness is still to be finalised but based on […]

Council launches Highland 20mph consultation

The Highland Council has launched a public consultation for a Highland-wide 20mph roll-out project and is looking for feedback from communities. 125 Highland settlements are part of the project which equates to around 610km of roads across the Highlands, 590km of which are on Local Authority Roads. This scheme is being fully funded by the […]

Highland Council to raise some 20mph limits back to 30mph

Highland Council has started a review of 20mph limits introduced to its roads on a trial basis earlier this year. The authority said several routes would return to their original 30mph speed limit from the start of next year. Highland Council is taking part in a Transport Scotland pilot project ahead of a planned national […]

2023/24 winter maintenance plan approved for Nairnshire

The Winter Maintenance Plan for Nairnshire for winter 2023/24 has been approved by Members of the Area Committee, who met on 7 August 2023. Nairnshire Area Committee Chair, Cllr Michael Green, said: “Winter can be very harsh here in the Highlands, therefore, it’s crucial we put plans in place early to ensure the gritting policy, […]

New Invercoe Bridge officially opened by The Highland Council

Last week marked the official opening of Invercoe Bridge, Lochaber. Convener of The Highland Council, Cllr Bill Lobban formally opened the bridge with pupils from Glencoe Primary School and Kinlochleven High School and Economy and Infrastructure Committee Chair, Cllr Ken Gowans. Invercoe Bridge has undergone a complete bridge replacement as part of the Scottish Government’s […]

Highland Council reports on 20 mph speed limit programme benefits

A report going to Highland Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee will highlight additional actions and interventions the Road Safety Team are planning to  support the new 20mph speed limits which are currently getting rolled-out to 121 villages and towns across Highland, fully funded by Transport Scotland. Chair of the Committee, Cllr Ken Gowans said: “The […]

New Inverness Campus active travel route in sight

Works to deliver a new active travel connection from Cradlehall to Inverness Campus in the Highlands are well underway. The Scottish Government-funded Low Carbon Travel and Transport Challenge project is currently being built across HIE-owned land at Inverness Campus. Chair of the Council’s Economy and Infrastructure Committee, Cllr Ken Gowans is pleased to see work […]

Councillors call for A9 parliamentary enquiry

Councillors at The Highland Council in Scotland have agreed a joint motion deploring the decision of the Scottish Government to delay the dualling of the A9. They say the “horrendous” spate of accidents and resultant fatalities on the single carriageway sections of the road has brought misery to families from across the country and beyond its […]

Highland Council increases investment in roads by over £14M

Funding to improve Highland roads is being increased by over £14m following a decision made at last week’s Highland Council budget setting meeting. An additional investment of £12.8M to increase the current capital programme will bring the total budget for the coming year up to £20M. On top of this, new investment of £1.26m in […]

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