New 50mph speed limit for Kessock Bridge

Kessock Bridge. Pic: Dan Holland The speed limit on the Kessock Bridge is to be reduced from 70mph

The speed limit on a bridge carrying the A9 in the Highlands is to be reduced from 70 to 50mph.

Transport Scotland said the reduction on the Kessock Bridge at Inverness is needed for safety reasons.

It will be in place once roadworks, which are due to start on the crossing on 11 February, are completed.

New barriers are to be constructed on the bridge as part of the works and Transport Scotland said the design would require a lower speed limit.

Transport Scotland said the 50mph would extend south of the bridge to the Longman Roundabout to accommodate a new slip road and traffic signals.

During the road works, a temporary 30mph limit will be in place on the Kessock Bridge.

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