Partial reopening date announced for landslide-hit road
Initial plans to partially reopen the A890 Highland route in February were delayed by bad weather.
A landslide-hit route closed for nearly three months is set to partially reopen.
The A890 Lochcarron to Kyle road will reopen at the Stromeferry bypass to local traffic on Monday, March 19.
Traffic will be diverted from the road to the nearby railway track between 7am and 7pm. Motorists are warned to expect delays to allow trains to pass.
Work on the unstable rockface is continuing to make sure the route can be fully opened as quickly as possible.
The car ferry, the Glenachulish, will continue to run for the first week of the partial reopening, as a precaution.
Neil Gillies, Highland Council transport director, said: "Thanks to the progress made by the contractor on the rockface in moving hundreds of tonnes of rock and debris, it is now safe to divert cars on to the railway line and, weather permitting, this can be achieved in time for a partial re-opening of the road on Monday 19 March.
"I must emphasise that this makeshift measure is designed to assist local traffic in the wake of the car ferry returning to Glenelg. Other traffic should continue to use the diversions via the A82 and A87. The contractor will continue to work round the clock to ensure a full reopening of the road as soon as is safe to do so."