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At last month’s meeting of Glenfinnan Community Council there was an update on progress with the planned pedestrian crossing outside the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) visitor centre.
BEAR Scotland provided some information on the expected timeline, explaining that
the delay to date had been as a consequence of the necessity of obtaining wayleaves for an electricity supply to be taken to the site of the crossing.
Part of the NTS car park will have to be dug up for the electricity cable. Power is also required for street lighting. This has been delayed because of the hectic tourist season.
The road is also an issue. Because of the width of the A830 at the NTS, it will have to be closed to enable inductive loops (to measure traffic flow) to be fitted and subsequent road resurfacing to be carried out.
The work will have to be carried out at night and amnesty times given. It could not be carried out in the tourist season.
This should happen by the end of the year, weather permitting.
Because of all the issues, including weather and tourists, BEAR hopes to have the job finished in March of next year, before the next tourist season commences.