Badly needed resurfacing work finally went ahead at the Lochloy junction on the A96 this weekend and according to official information this was scheduled for overnight operation, so what then is causing tailbacks as far as Delnies on the western approach to the town? Many frustrated drivers looked for other ways into town. This meant very busy traffic at the railway bridge on the Cawdor Road. Downpours also caused the usual floods at this busy pinch point. The dangerous spot was a key factor in the South Nairn planning appeal and the objectors focused on the amount of traffic and potential dangers here. Whether South Nairn goes ahead or not it looks like there is still a major problem with flooding under the bridge and that will have to be tackled sooner rather than later.
The Scottish Government’s DPEA appeals department set a target date of August 16th for determining the appeal so perhaps we will know the result next week?