Remaining Skye resurfacing delayed until end of October

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All remaining works in the £445,000 resurfacing project on Skye have been postponed due to continued forecasts of adverse weather.

The project is expected to restart on Monday October 28 running until the morning of Friday November 8.

In the meantime, all traffic management has been removed and there are no restrictions on the road until the project begins again.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s north-west representative, said: ‘We’ve had to postpone the three remaining surfacing projects in our programme until the end of this month after the October holidays.

‘We need specific weather conditions when carrying out road resurfacing to ensure it is installed correctly, and unfortunately [last] week’s weather forecast has forced us to reschedule.

‘After liaising with our contractor and reviewing our programme, we’re also proposing to carry out one additional night’s work at Hinnisdale to carry out further road repairs.’

Three nights of work will be carried out north of Strollamus, another three (excluding the weekend) at Broadford, and two nights of work will happen in Portree.

The work at Hinnisdale will be one night and people will be able to get through all works via convoys or timed exceptions.