Scottish and Southern Energy and Northern Constabulary would like to notify road-users,communities and members of the public of the movements of a heavy load being transported between Invergordon and Fort Augustus on the following dates. The times below are estimates and may be subject to change.
The transformer will be transported between Invergordon Port and Beauly Quarry on Saturday October 13,2012 at approximately 8am by the following route:
It will leave Invergordon Port and turn onto the B817,then onto the A9 southbound crossing the river Alness bridge,the Cromarty Firth viaduct and onto the Tore roundabout. From the Tore roundabout it will proceed onto the A832. It will then turn left onto the B9169 and proceed to the A862. It will travel on the A862 through Beauly turning onto the A831 and will arrive at Beauly Quarry at approximately midday.
On Sunday October 14,2012,the transformer will remain at Beauly Quarry until midnight on Saturday. It will then travel to Fort Augustus using the following route:
Travel on A831,turning right onto the A862 crossing Lovat Bridge,turning right onto the A833 Culnakirk Road. A road closure will be in place on this road. It will then turn left onto the A831 leaving the road closure and heading to Drumnadrochit where it wil turn right onto the A82 south to Fort Augustus. The route terminates at the electricity substation at Jenkins Park in Fort Augustus.
It is anticipated that the transformer will arrive in Drumnadrochit at approximately 7am. The A82 will be closed northbound for the duration of the journey south to Fort Augustus,this should be approximately two hours. It is anticipated the road should reopen around 9am.
The movement will be escorted throughout by Northern Constabulary officers. Any road closure would be kept to a minimum and,as soon a section of road can be opened safely,it will be.
Diversions that are in place will be marked and local access will be maintained throughout the movement although delays will be inevitable. Further information can be obtained from Transport Scotland website or Northern Constabulary Abnormal Loads Dept.
Authorities would like to apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused to road users and thank you for your patience whilst this essential piece of equipment is brought to site.
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