Second contract let for Inverness West Link Road project (08/11/12) - noted from Highland Council website
posted by Roy Sinclair
- 8 Nov 2012, 10:41 p.m.
Work on the design development for the new £27.2 million Inverness West
Link Road project continues to gather pace and following the appointment of
Capita Symonds to assist the Council's Project Design Unit in providing
detailed design civil engineering and supporting services, the Council has
awarded a contract for ground Investigation works to Holequest Ltd,
The ground investigation works will get under way soon and will be carried out
in two phases. Phase 1 comprises trial pitting and boreholes and should be
completed in early January 2013 with Phase 2 to be undertaken in July 2013
and will see boreholes undertaken at the pier locations at the proposed new
bridge over the River Ness.
Capita Symonds have made progress with developing the road design and details
of this will be shown shortly on the Council's project website.
The new road - situated at the western boundary of Inverness city -
will link the Southern Distributor Road at Dores Road with the A82 Trunk Road
at Torvean and will also include a new crossing of the River Ness and the
Caledonian Canal. Coupled with this, the outcomes of the recent charrette and
land use strategy will be integrated with the revised road network in this
area. The new road will include allowances for enhancing the recreational
facilities and providing improved cycling and walking infrastructure within
the design area.
The commission for this stage of the project will take around 12 months and
will allow the Council to move forward with publication of Orders and
submission of a planning application. When all consents are in place it is
intended to construct the project in 2 Stages. The first stage will cross the
River Ness and link the Dores Road Roundabout with the A82 Trunk Road and the
second stage will provide for the tandem crossing of the Caledonian Canal at