Highlands and Islands Labour MSP, Rhoda Grant, has welcomed the commencement of a safety study on the A9 trunk road between North Kessock and Tore on the Black Isle.
The MSP has been calling for improvements at the Munlochy junction on this stretch of road since she was contacted by constituents who use the road regularly.
Mrs Grant said “Constituents contacted me with suggestions on how to make the junction safer and I have fed these in to the Transport Secretary and to Transport Scotland.
“I know the level of concern there is locally about having to cross the busy A9 dual carriageway to either enter or leave the Munlochy junction when travelling north and I am arranging to speak directly with the consultants who have been appointed to carry out the study of the area.
“I am pleased to see this next step taking place and I very much hope further safety measures will be introduced as a result.” she continued.