Highlands & Islands

Deadline looms on Inverness West Link consultation

River Ness at Holm Mill
Image caption The West Link would have to bridge the River Ness and Caledonian Canal

Public consultation on plans to build a new road linking the east and west sides of Inverness will finish on 11 February.

The West Link aims to take traffic from the city's Southern Distributor Road to the A82, avoiding the city centre.

All the options would involve having to bridge the River Ness and also the Caledonian Canal.

Some residents have started a campaign to prevent the new road crossing public parks, including Whin Park.

Ninety alternative ideas for the road were cut down to five options and put out for public consultation by Highland Council.

Tunnelling under the river and canal was suggested, but later ruled out.

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