A Highland Council press release:
The Highland Council is hosting a drop-in Community Consultation Meeting next Wednesday (29 July) in Cawdor Community Centre to provide people with information about the introduction of an 18 tonne weight restriction at Whitebridge.
The Council is aware of concerns raised locally about the impact a weight restriction will have on the local economy and this will be a chance for local residents and business owners to ask questions give their feedback to proposals and provide suggestions as part of the consultation.
White Bridge, spanning the River Nairn, is one the oldest bridges maintained by the Council and is a ‘Category A’ Listed structure. It has a humped vertical alignment and carries single file traffic in both directions, subject to traffic control signals.
The weight restriction is required following the recommendation contained within a recent structural assessment of the bridge.
The Community Consultation event, which takes place in Cawdor Community Centre on 29 July from 3pm until 7.30pm, is the first of two such events that the Council plans to hold.
Tracey Urry, The Highland Council’s Area Community Services Manager said: “We have given the community the reassurance that we will involve them fully and staff have worked with the Community Council over the arrangements for this drop in session next week. Poster publicising the meeting have gone up and public notices are in the local press so we hope as many people as possible manage to call in to Cawdor Community Centre between 3pm and 7.30pm to speak to us to let us know their thoughts and ideas.”