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Weight restriction for LGV's on Struie Road

17th September 2010

The Highland Council has imposed a temporary 7.5 tonne weight restriction on a section of B9176 Struie Road.

As of today(Friday 17 September) the restriction applies to all vehicles over 7.5 tonnes wishing to travel on the between the B9176 junction with the A836 at Wester Fearn and the junction between the B9176 Struie Road and the U2002 link road to Edderton.

The weight restriction is necessary as an emergency precaution to protect a small masonry bridge along the route. An initial inspection has revealed that replacement work is needed to make the bridge safe for all traffic.

As the U2002 link road to Edderton is not suitable for LGV traffic, any drivers of such vehicles intending to use the B9176 as a through route should instead use the A836 from Bonar Bridge to Meikleferry Roundabout.

Cars, bikes and other vehicles weighing under 7.5 tonnes will not be affected by this weight restriction and can travel on the B9176 as normal. The weight restriction which will remain in place until further notice.

Anyone with any queries should contact The Highland Council's TEC Services

 

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