Alness firm completes £358,00 Inverness park project

THE third and final phase of a main path infrastructure project at Inshes District Park in Inverness has been completed.

Pat Munro Ltd undertook the £358,000 works on behalf of The Highland Council, with the project beginning in April. It saw the construction of a surfaced footpath linking the pedestrian bridge on inshes Road with Elmwood Avenue in Milton of Leys.

The path provides an ‘attractive and more protected’ off-road route for both cyclists and pedestrians and provides the final link in the active travel and recreational route between Sir Walter Scott Drive and Milton of Leys.

A planting and landscaping contract for phase two and three will follow on from these works as funding becomes available, The Highland Council said.

Inshes Park is funded through developer contributions collected over the past number of years from adjacent housing developments, with Sustrans Scotland also providing a £277,000 grant towards phase three.

Sjoerd Tel, infrastructure coordinator for Sustrans Scotland, said, “We have been pleased to be able to fund the final phase of the traffic-free route between Inshes Park and Milton of Leys through our Places for Everyone scheme. The new space for walking, wheeling and cycling will make it easier for people to travel between communities, as well as to access local bus services and amenities. Spending time in green space can be good for people’s health and the safer crossing at Inshes Road will enable more people to do that here.”