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Extra Time to Comment on Proposed Inshes Corridor Improvements

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The public consultation for Inshes Corridor Improvements has been extended for a further 6 weeks giving people up until Friday 10th of September 2021 to give their feedback.

The extra time is to allow for a face to face drop-in session to be held that will provide an opportunity to discuss the scheme.

Until now the Covid-19 restrictions have precluded face to face Council events but as the restrictions continue to be relaxed across Scotland, such meetings are now possible.

The date and time of the public meeting will be published shortly but until then The Highland Council is reminding everyone that they can still take part and provide their comments on all aspects of the scheme through the web portal https://www.highland.gov.uk/inshescorridorimprovements

The consultation is on designs proposals aimed at improving the Inshes junction and its surrounding transport corridor in Inverness.

The area included in the ‘corridor’ includes the eastern approach to the Inshes roundabout on the B9006 across the A9 flyover; access to Inshes retail park; Sir Walter Scott Drive (north and south) of Inshes roundabout and the B9006 Old Perth Road to the Fluke Junction – fronting Raigmore Hospital.

To date there has been a significant representation in opposition to the link road, shown from the Drakies Estate to the Eagle Roundabout on Sir Walter Scott Drive.

This opposition will be reported to the City of Inverness Area Committee when they consider the recommendations later this year.

This link road does not have any other purpose other than creating an alternative access/egress for the residents of Drakies.

The predominant east-west flow in the Inshes Corridor, at peak times, blocks traffic entering and leaving Drakies from the east.

The new link was proposed to relieve this pressure and provide an alternative access for residents.

The link road is not associated with any other development in the area.

Its removal or inclusion in the scheme is entirely based on the results of the consultation, subject to the approval of the Committee.

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