• STV
  • MySTV

Partial reopening date announced for landslide-hit road

Initial plans to partially reopen the A890 Highland route in February were delayed by bad weather.

Stromeferry: Initial plans to reopen road were delayed.
© Highland Council

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."

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check. That e-mail's already in our system. Please try again.
ShowHide
Forgot password?
This field is required. At least 6 characters please. Did you enter your details correctly?
If you've forgotten your details then use the 'Forgot password?' link.
Need to reset your password?

We'll send a link to reset your password to

We've sent you details on how to reset your password

Please check your email and follow the instructions.

Forgotten your email address?

Have you forgotten the email address that you previously joined with? Don't worry, by emailing enquiries@stv.tv we can help.

One account. All of STV.

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
At least 6 characters please
ShowHide
This field is required. At least 6 characters please.
You have to be 16 or over to join
This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date
Type your full postcode and select your address This field is required. It doesn't look like you've entered a valid postcode. Can't find your address? Confirm the details you've given us are correct by clicking here

By continuing you agree to our Terms of Use, including our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. Any issues contact us.

Upload Profile Picture

Please make sure your image is under 2mb in size and a valid JPG, PNG or GIF.

Are you sure?

Unfortunately, you'll be unable to access our premium content. We’ll be sorry to see you go, but if you change your mind you can rejoin us at any time.

Please verify your STV account

Please verify your STV account using the email we sent you. If you have lost the email, we can send you another one, just click the button below.

Thanks

We've sent you a new verification email.
Please check your email and follow the instructions to verify your account.

Welcome to STV
Thanks for joining us.

Oops!

Sorry, you must be at least 12 years old to place a vote for your Real Hero.

Please review our Voting Terms of Use for more information.

Oops!

Sorry! It seems that you are using a browser that is incompatible with our voting service.

To register your vote please copy the below URL in to your regular mobile browser. We recommend Google Chrome, or Safari.

http://shows.stv.tv/real-heroes/voting

Oops!

Sorry, you seem to have already voted in this category.

Thanks for voting

Now share your vote with friends on your social network

Share on twitter Share on facebook

Cast your vote

Please register or sign in to continue.

Cast your vote

This field is required. This doesn't appear to be a valid date

Cast your vote

Please fill out this form to cast your vote. As you are under 16 years old you will not create an STV account. Why do we need these details?

This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. Please enter at least 2 characters
This field is required. That doesn't look like a valid e-mail format, please check.
Location This field is required.
Parental Consent This field is required.

That's you. All that's left is to click the 'Submit Vote' button below. By doing so, you confirm that you and your parent or guardian have read and accept our Voting Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookie policy, and that the details you have entered are correct. We'll look after them as carefully as if they were our own.