New £1M coastal defence project announced for A87 near Kintail Lodge

The existing sea wall on the A87 at Kintail. NO F52 The sea wall on the A87 at Kintail
The existing sea wall on the A87 at Kintail. NO F52 The sea wall on the A87 at Kintail

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A new £1 million coastal defence project is set to be carried out on a sea wall next to the A87 south of Kintail Lodge in the new year.

The project, due to begin on January 6 for around 12 weeks, will involve teams demolishing the existing coastal defence, which is showing significant deterioration, and rebuilding a new upgraded system.

Around 1,100 concrete blocks, each weighing 1.5 tonnes, as well as approximately 2,000 tonnes of rock armour, will be installed along the shore to strengthen and protect the embankment from coastal erosion, ensuring the A87 carriageway and footway remain fully supported.

As part of the project, the existing footway will be widened and safety barriers on both sides of the carriageway will be upgraded to improve road safety along this stretch.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s north-west representative said: ‘It is essential that these works are carried out to avoid a larger, more costly and disruptive embankment repair in the future.’

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