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Public Drop-in Session for Riverside Way Works 

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The Highland Council is hosting a public engagement event in Inverness next Tuesday to highlight the Riverside Way improvement works which started this week.

On display will be drawings detailing the works underway to make this scenic and popular route in the city more appealing and safer for cyclists, pedestrians and anyone pushing wheelchairs or buggies. 

Representatives from the Council’s project team and the Contractor Wills Bros will be on hand to provide information and answer questions.

The works along Ness Walk and Bught Road will include improvement and widening of pavements, a safe walkway at Fisherman’s Car Park with a new formal parking layout at this site and along Bught Road.

There will also be a segregated contraflow cycle lane on this section and a redesign of the junction between Ness Walk and Ballifeary Lane.

In addition, there will be a new layout to the car park at the Highland Skate Park Association with formal spaces outlined and a widening of the pavement to access the site.

There will also be widening of the riverside path from the General’s Well to the Highland Archive Centre for shared use of walkers, wheelers, and cyclists.

Street lighting throughout the project extents and some of the surrounding area will also be upgraded as part of this development.

The drop-in event takes place at The Bught Stop on Torvean Avenue on Tuesday 7 November 2023 from 7-9pm and anyone is welcome to come along.

Design work for the project has been funded by the “Places for Everyone” initiative, which is administered by Sustrans.

The City Leader, Cllr Ian Brown who toured the site ahead of work starting with representatives from Sustrans hopes people take up this opportunity to find out more about the improvement works.

He said:

“The team will be at The Bught Stop from 7pm onwards next Tuesday and are looking forward to showing how the works are going to improve the route so it can safely be enjoyed by more locals and visitors to the city.”

Every effort will be taken to keep any disruption to residents and visitor at a minimum during the works but anyone travelling through the site is asked to take extra care and follow all signage.

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