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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
Phase 2 Route Options
Yellow 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
• Moderate saving in journey times
• Link to new road for local access
• Can include climbing lane (to connect to Phase 1)
• Scheme cost £3.73m
• Marginal benefits for capital outlay
• Considerable disturbance to historic crofting landscape.
• “No man’s land” between old and new roads
• Crosses Allt Briste (South) and Feith Dubh in deep cutting
• Further away from properties above existing road
• Considerable field severance
• Does not follow historic line of Old North Road.
• Impacts upon several cultural heritage areas
• Negligible nature conservation implications.

Yellow Route From The North

Yellow Route From The South