Plans are revealed for a new road linking the A9 and A96 trunk roads in Inverness.

Transport Scotland published the plans, which include a cycleway and separate footway on both sides of the carriageway linking to Inverness Retail and Business Park.

 

The planned route between the city's Culloden Road and Smithton Junction would include new junctions at Ashton Farm and Cradlehall.

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said the road formed part of the £315m Inverness City Region Deal.  He added: "Since we identified the preferred option for the scheme late last year, our design consultants have been considering all the feedback received.

"We are now able to let locals and road users see and comment on the updated proposals, including our exciting plans for enhanced provision for cyclists and pedestrians and the preferred route option with variant B confirmed as the line of the scheme to be taken forward."

Image from Transport Scotland.