Bypass options go on display

Public consultations on alternatives to the A890 bypass at Stromeferry were held in Lochcarron and Achmore last week.

The road has been affected by rock falls and intermittent closures since it opened in 1970.

Highland Council and consultants URS Infrastructure and Environment UK last week gave slide show presentations of the options being considered and representatives were also on hand to answer questions.

Nine main options emerged from phase one of the consultation: three northern routes, five on-line routes and one southern route. These options include a bridge across the Strome Narrows and a new road through Glen Udalainn.

The council have said they hope to finalise the stage two report by May and this will be considered by the council in the autumn.