9 February 2018
As most know I have been heavily involved in the Stromeferry Bypass issue for many years. I have always tried to keep you up to date with my work on this issue.
Today I made contact with Colin Howell the Head of Infrastructure at Highland Council to obtain an update. He kindly provided the following:
“ The last update I gave to the community through a request from Rhoda Grant MSP, I advised that with regard to the longer term solution to the Stromeferry Bypass, the targeted STAG stage 2 was submitted to Transport Scotland, including the work that HITRANS have commissioned to review the viability of a long term road and rail sharing operation.
The latest information I have is that Transport Scotland officers have written a report on the STAG and this is being considered by the Minister for Transport and the Islands Humza Yousaf MSP.
HITRANS are continuing to look at a potential tram/train option, to share the rail space – this report into the feasibility of this option is nearing finalisation.
The Highland Council will be considering their capital programme on the 8 March 2018”.