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Work progressing well on new Muir of Ord bridge

5th January 2017

Works are continuing on the construction of the new £3.3M railway crossing in Muir of Ord to replace the existing bridge carrying the A862 over the main Inverness to Dingwall rail line.

All 22 prefabricated concrete parapets have now been installed and recent surfacing works to the west of the new bridge has allowed traffic to be switched away from the existing road on to a newly laid temporary surface.

The western wing-walls have been poured and a start has been made to pouring the copes of the eastern retaining wall which will support the vehicle safety barrier. These works have been carried out alongside utility works.

Other works currently underway include drainage, up-filling, and construction of the new North West Road - Corrie Road junction.

It is expected that vehicles will be able to use the new bridge under traffic management in February with demolition of the existing bridge expected in March and all works completed by the end of May.

The Highland Council would like to take this opportunity to thank the community and all road users using the route for their co-operation during the works.

The temporary traffic management arrangements are monitored on a daily basis, with manual control of the lights when particularly busy periods occur. The temporary traffic lights will be moved away from the junction, towards the bridge, as soon as site conditions permit. The Council have a supervision team on site and they will continue to review the overall arrangements regularly.

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