A890 Balnacra to Lair Improvement

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Scheme Outline

Scheme details

Preparation of legal orders and public inquiry
Bypass or realignment for use by all traffic
£ 12m
The Highland Council
Region: Scotland
Local authority
5 km
3 miles

Off-line widening of single-track road through Balnacra and Achnashellach to a 6m-wide two-lane carriageway.

Three possible routes were considered: the Red route stays to the north of the railway, and the Green and Blue routes both involve new crossings at the eastern end.

The final preferred route is based on the Red proposal.

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20 December 2009 Proposals are on display at Highland Council Service Point in Lochcarron.
18 August 2010 Highland Council has recently applied for a European Regional Development Fund grant to improve the section of the A890 from Strathcarron junction to Balnacra level crossing.
29 April 2011
10 January 2017 Planning application 16/04431/FUL has been submitted, giving authority to construct the Red route.

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More information

Official website
PDF file The Highland Council: report summarising route options
The Highland Council: planning application

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With thanks to Toby Speight and Michael Pritchard for information on this page.

This scheme was last updated on 13 January 2017.