Work starts on second A82 crossing in Inverness

Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, David Stewart, said it was good to see work starting on the pedestrian crossing on the A82 between Montague Row and Ardross Street in Inverness.

Transport Scotland has notified him that work is due to start on its installation on Monday next week.

“I took up constituents’ concerns about road safety on this stretch of the road in March 2017,” he said.

“Transport Scotland said at first that a crossing there “could not be justified”. However, I joined local campaigners in not giving up and the agency then went on to find out the community’s views and changed its mind and I must congratulate Transport Scotland for that.

“It was good to see the first crossing completed at Smith Avenue recently and I look forward to the second being installed.

“I am sure these will improve safety for children crossing for school, for the elderly and the disabled.”

*photo taken recently at the Smith Avenue crossing.