A Glasgow-based civil engineering firm has been awarded a contract to begin work on repairing the A28 between Inverness and Glasgow.
The project is to begin in January and will involve the £2.2 million replacement of the Ba Bridge, which has been deemed as unsafe and overly narrow.
Construction of the expanded and reinforced bridge is expected to take around a year, with a temporary road and crossing serving the needs of motorists and other road users during the time.
Transport Minister Stewart Stevenson said this repair work will form part of a series of upgrades to the road over the coming years.
He told the Press and Journal: “This vital work will improve road conditions and safety on the A82 as well as improve transport links to northern Scotland and our island communities.”
Last month, Transport Scotland told the Glasgow Sunday Mail that recent repair work to the city’s Kingston Bridge is unlikely to lead to the removal of traffic restrictions on the roadway, as it is still too weak.
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