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Caithness News Bulletins 2003

Helmsdale Ord Road Index Caithness.org News 2002

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A9 Trunk Road
Helmsdale to Ord of Caithness Improvements
Red Route

Proposed Route

Cutting Slopes

Standard 1:2 Embankment

Broadleaved Wood Planting

Proposed Scrub Planting

Agricultural Grassland Vegetation

Rough Grassland Vegetation

Rock Cuttings With Vegetation

Existing A9

Existing Woodland

Proposed Mixed Woodland

Proposed Woodland by Others

Section Lines

Good standard of geometry
Shorter Route
Good journey time savings
Link to new road for local access
Can include climbing lane (to connect to Phase 1)
Scheme cost - 4.03m
Modest benefits for capital outlay
Marginal disturbance to historic crofting landscape
Major embankment and bridge crossing of Navidale Burn
Crosses Allt Briste (South) and Feith Dubh valleys in cutting
Downslope and further away from most properties
More visible to properties on higher ground
Some field severance but potential access under road
Does not follow historic line of Old North Road
Negligible impacts upon cultural heritage areas
Negligible nature conservation implications.


Red Route From North

Red Route From South