Bridge will join cycle path and enhance security

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A brand new pedestrian and bicycle owner bridge is to be constructed subsequent to the A82 close to Corran.

The favored part of the Nationwide Cycle Community 78 (NCN78) cycleway connects North Ballachulish to the Corran Ferry in Nether Lochaber, and is a part of The Caledonian Method.

The set up of the cycle bridge over the River Righ is the newest enhancements to the cycle community and can hyperlink two new sections of the trail throughout the river.

The mission has been developed utilizing funding from Sustrans, and can get underway from Monday August 26 for as much as eight weeks.

Because the mission entails working throughout River Righ, there are strict environmental restrictions in place which stop the groups from working throughout the salmon spawning season in winter, which means the mission must be accomplished throughout the summer time months.

A big crane might be required to carry the brand new cycle bridge into place throughout the River Righ in direction of the tip of the mission.

For security, the street will must be closed in a single day because the crane might be positioned within the centre of the carriageway to permit protected entry.

That is programmed for Saturday October 5 between 11pm and 6am – the ultimate date might be confirmed because the mission progresses.

Eddie Ross, of BEAR Scotland who will full the mission, mentioned:  “We’re happy to put in the brand new cycle bridge throughout the River Righ, making a a lot safer crossing for pedestrians and cyclists of the NCN78 between North Ballachulish and Corran Ferry.

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“This mission helps present higher sustainable transport services, enhance bicycle owner and pedestrian security and helps promote native tourism within the space.

“The visitors administration is crucial to make sure we are able to safely full this mission.

“We have to shut the street for one night time to securely decrease the bridge into place as soon as all different works are accomplished, nevertheless we’ll purpose to finish this as shortly and safely as doable to maintain disruption to a minimal.

“We thank street customers for his or her endurance upfront whereas we full this stage of the NCN78 improve, and encourage motorists to plan their journeys upfront by checking Site visitors Scotland for updated journey data and leaving some further time to succeed in their vacation spot.”





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