North Road pathway planned

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Plans are being drawn up to build an extended footpath at the North Road retail park along the A82.

The scheme aims to provide a shared use cycleway and footway on the southeast side of the A82 North Road, between the new pedestrian crossing at Aldi, southwest to the access which serves Ben Nevis Motors, National Tyres and a number of other businesses. Currently, this is a roadside verge.

BEAR Scotland, under the direction of Transport Scotland, has been consulting with the affected businesses which has assisted the company in developing the current design.  The pathway is planned to be 87 metres long and three metres wide.  Due to the very wide access at Ben Nevis Motors there is a need to provide an island to afford pedestrians refuge when crossing.

BEAR has also investigated the footway and cycling provision on the opposite side of the A82, and intends to undertake works to assist pedestrians and cyclists.

It is envisaged that the works would take place before the summer period, but missing Easter, probably working early evening and overnight to minimise disruption, however this needs to be confirmed.

Please send any comments or observations directly NWConsultation@bearscotland. co.uk.