Strathpeffer ‘open for business’ as A834 reopens ahead of schedule 

Scottish Water has advised residents and road users that the A834 Strathpeffer road has now reopened to all vehicles after essential work to the village’s sewer network was completed ahead of schedule. Work was needed to resolve a conflict between a section of the sewer which was upgraded in 2018 and an underground electricity cable below the A834. The road was scheduled to be closed for up to three weeks but the team on site managed to complete the work more than a week early. The project was carried out on Scottish Water’s behalf by its alliance partner amey-binnies and contractor Morrison Construction. 

“We understand the level of impact this road closure had for customers in the village and are very pleased that we have been able to complete our work more quickly than anticipated.  
“The road is now back open as normal and we would like to thank residents and road users for their patience over the last two weeks while we completed this essential piece of work. 
“It means that the benefits of our wider investment in the village’s sewer network in 2018 can be realised, ensuring the infrastructure continues to serve customers and protect the environment for a long time to come.” 

Sam Neill
Project Manager

“Beyond carrying out this work at a quieter time of year, and working with the local community to mitigate its impact as far as we could, we asked the site team to take any opportunity to reduce the duration of the road closure. We’re very grateful to the team from Morrison Construction, supported by amey-binnies, for the efforts they’ve made to get the road back open in under two weeks. 

“With the weekend coming up and the A834 back available for both local and longer journeys, local businesses in Strathpeffer are open as normal. We would very much encourage people to support them and take the chance to enjoy everything the village has to offer.”

Gavin Steel
Scottish Water Corporate Affairs Manager
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