New £1.5M project to replace bridge near Glenmoriston

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A new £1.5M project by Transport Scotland will involve the replacement of a bridge which supports the A887 near Glenmoriston.

Work to replace the existing bridge, located approximately 15 kilometres west of Invermoriston, was due to begin on Monday this week and will take up to seven months.

The new box culvert structure will carry the A887 trunk road over the Allt na H-Innse Beag burn, which flows into the River Moriston.

The existing bridge, built in 1948, is in poor condition and needs to be replaced.

The new structure has been designed to last for 120 years and will be constructed approximately 10m east from the existing bridge. It will enable the A887 to be widened to a minimum of 6m with 1.5m verges at either side. New safety barriers will also be installed.

To allow installation of the new culvert, a temporary traffic signal-controlled diversion road will be constructed next to the site, allowing A887 traffic to be maintained with minimal disruption.

A reduced speed limit of 30mph will be implemented on the route to protect operatives and road users.