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Road Restrictions During 2023 Etape Loch Ness  

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There will be a number of temporary prohibitions of traffic and temporary speed restrictions during the forthcoming ‘Etape Loch Ness 2023’ cycling event.

The restrictions are required to ensure the safe passage of participants taking part in the event and will apply from 22 April until 23 April 2023.

The measures will temporarily prohibit any motor vehicle, trailer or cycle from:

  1. Travelling in any direction on the A82 Dalnottar – Inverness Trunk Road between its junction with Bught Drive, Inverness, and its junction with the C1118 General Booth Road, from 05:45 to 07:15 on Sunday 23rd April 2023.
  2. Travelling in any direction on the A82 Dalnottar – Inverness Trunk Road between its junction with the C1118 General Booth Road, Inverness, and its junction with the A831 Drumnadrochit – Cannich – Beauly Toll Road, from 05:20 to 08:05 on Sunday 23rd April 2023.  
  3. Travelling in any direction on the A82 Dalnottar – Inverness Trunk Road between its junction with the A831 Drumnadrochit – Cannich – Beauly Toll Road and its junction with the private road leading to Urquhart Castle, from 06:15 to 08:15 on Sunday 23rd April 2023.   
  4. Travelling in any direction on the A82 Dalnottar – Inverness Trunk Road between its junction with the private road leading to Urquhart Castle and its junction with the U1766 Dalcataig Road, Invermoriston, from 06:05 to 09:05 on Sunday 23rd April 2023.  
  5. Travelling in any direction on the A82 Dalnottar – Inverness Trunk Road between its junction with the U1766 Dalcataig Road, Invermoriston, and its junction with the B862 Fort Augustus – Whitebridge – Torness – Dores – Inverness Road, from 06:40 to 09:35 on Sunday 23rd April 2023.   
  6. Travelling in any direction on the B862 Fort Augustus – Whitebridge – Torness – Dores Inverness Road between its junction with the A82 Dalnottar – Inverness Trunk Road and its junction with the B852 Dalcrag Bridge – Foyers – Inverfarigaig – Dores Road, from 06:50 to 10:55 on Sunday 23rd April 2023.  
  7. Travelling in any direction on the B852 Dalcrag Bridge – Foyers – Inverfarigaig – Dores Road between its junction with the B862 Fort Augustus – Whitebridge – Torness – Dores – Inverness Road and its junction with the C1080 Inverfarigaig – Errogie Road, from 07:25 to 11:20 on Sunday 23rd April 2023.   
  8. Travelling in any direction on the B852 Dalcrag Bridge – Foyers – Inverfarigaig – Dores Road between its junction with the C1080 Inverfarigaig – Errogie Road and its junction with the B862 Fort Augustus – Whitebridge – Torness – Dores – Inverness Road, from 07:25 to 12:20 on Sunday 23rd April 2023.   
  9. Travelling in any direction on the B862 Fort Augustus – Whitebridge – Torness – Dores – Inverness Road between its junction with the B852 Dalcrag Bridge – Foyers – Inverfarigaig – Dores Road and Holm Roundabout, from 07:55 to 12:45 on Sunday 23rd April 2023.
  10. Travelling in a northbound direction on the B862 Fort Augustus – Whitebridge – Torness – Dores – Inverness Road between Holm Roundabout and its junction with the B861 Inverness – Leys – Inverarnie Road (Ness Bridge Junction), from 08:15 to 13:00 on Sunday 23rd April 2023.   
  11. Travelling in any direction on Ness Walk, Inverness, between its junction with Young Street and its junction with Ardross Terrace, from 07:55 to 13:00 on Sunday 23rd April 2023.
  12. Travelling in any direction on Ardross Terrace, Inverness, between its junction with Ness Walk and its junction with Bishops Road, from 07:55 to 13:00 on Sunday 23rd April 2023.
  13. Travelling in any direction on Bishops Road, Inverness, between its junction with Ness Walk Upper and its junction with Ardross Terrace, from 18:00 on Saturday 22nd April 2023 to 15:30 on Sunday 23rd April 2023.   
  14. Travelling in any direction on Ness Walk Upper, Inverness, between its junction with Bishops Road and its junction with Ballifeary Lane, from 05:00 to 08:00 on Sunday 23rd April 2023.   
  15. Travelling in any direction on Ness Walk Upper, Inverness, between its junction with Ballifeary Lane and its junction with Bught Road, from 18:00 on Saturday 22nd April 2023 to 08:00 on Sunday 23rd April 2023.  
  16. Travelling in any direction on Bught Road, Inverness, between its junction with Ness Walk Upper and its junction with Bught Avenue, from 18:00 on Saturday 22nd April 2023 to 08:00 on Sunday 23rd April 2023.    
  17. Travelling in any direction on Bught Road, Inverness, between its junction with Bught Avenue and its junction with Whin Park, from 21:00 on Saturday 22nd April 2023 to 08:00 on Sunday 23rd April 2023.   
  18. Travelling in any direction on Bught Avenue, Inverness, between its junction with Bught Road and its junction with Bught Lane, from 18:00 on Saturday 22nd April 2023 to 07:30 on Sunday 23rd April 2023.
  19. Travelling in any direction on Bught Drive, Inverness, between its junction with Bught Avenue and its junction with the A82 Dalnottar – Inverness Trunk Road, from 05:00 to 07:10 on Sunday 23rd April 2023.  
  20. Travelling in a southbound direction on the A8082 Inverness Southern Distributor Road between Ness Side Roundabout and Holm Roundabout, from 08:15 to 13:00 on Sunday 23rd April 2023.

Motor vehicles, trailers or cycles are also temporarily prohibited from waiting on any of the roads listed above.

The measures will also temporarily restrict any motor vehicle, trailer or cycle from exceeding a speed limit of 20 miles per hour on:

The B862 Fort Augustus – Whitebridge – Torness – Dores – Inverness Road between Holm Roundabout and its junction with the B861 Inverness – Leys – Inverarnie Road (Ness Bridge Junction), from 08:15 to 13:00 on Sunday 23rd April 2023.  

Emergency services’ vehicles, being used in an emergency for ambulance, coastguard, fire brigade or police purposes, and vehicles employed to ensure the safety of the event participants are exempt from the restriction and prohibitions detailed in the Order.

Vehicles driven under escort are exempt from the restriction and prohibitions detailed.

Cyclists who are registered to participate in the ‘Etape Loch Ness 2023’ cycling event are exempt from the restriction and prohibitions detailed.

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