Plans for new road layouts around Inverness released
Transport Scotland sets out options for new roads and road layouts to ease traffic flow around Inverness.
Transport Scotland has set out options for new roads and road layouts to ease traffic flow around Inverness. The plans include grade separation of traffic at the Longman Roundabout, which would mean A9 traffic using a flyover and not having to pause at the roundabout. The new-look would also mean no traffic lights on the roundabout.
Two options, C and D, have been proposed for a new single carriageway road linking the A96 and the A9.
An artist's impression of option C. Further design work will be done on the various options. The estimated costs for the new-look Longman Roundabout and an A96-A9 link road range from £90m to £145 million.
An illustration of option D. Infrastructure Secretary Keith Brown said: “Transport Scotland has worked closely with The Highland Council to consider how best to separate local trips from those on longer distance journeys and listened to local feedback."