Inverness link road plans on public display

Written by: Fuel Card Services, Last updated:19th January 2022

Inverness link road plans

A public exhibition has been organised to highlight planned proposals for the creation of a new link road in the Inverness area.

Transport Scotland will be showcasing proposals for the new A9/A96 Inshes to Smithton scheme in Inverness on September 25th and 26th.

Public buy-in is crucial for success

Achieving buy-in from interested parties and the local community is crucial to the success of the new scheme, so anyone who would like to have their say on the planned proposals has been invited to do so.

Leader of The Highland Council Margaret Davidson said: “We welcome the progress being made on the Eastlink and look forward to it being delivered within the remaining seven years of the Inverness and Highland City-Region deal.

“We will continue to support Transport Scotland to progress the scheme and unlock new development land in East Inverness.”

The planned upgrades form part of the £315 million Inverness and Highland City-Region Deal and have been designed to improve traffic flows in the area.

Detailed designs for the route are now available online and representatives from Transport Scotland will be in attendance at exhibitions to field any questions from interested parties.

Ellie Baker, brand manager at FCS Scotland, adds: “Delivering better transport links will provide a welcome boost to the local economy in Inverness, as well as helping to ensure traffic can be kept to a minimum for the benefit of the local community.”