Berridale braes

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andrewwoods
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Re: Berridale braes

Postby andrewwoods » 19 Jun 2020, 8:16am

Bumping this old thread again to add an image of the work in progress.
Not my picture - nicked from a FB group that I'm a member of.

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Re: Berridale braes

Postby Graham » 19 Jun 2020, 8:51am

^ Another ugly scar upon the landscape - pandering to motorists expectations. Expect the road speeds to rise on the new road.

? How much is that costing us all ?

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Re: Berridale braes

Postby Mick F » 19 Jun 2020, 9:02am

Thanks for the photo.

I wonder why they don't just build a new road and bypass the whole steep bit of the valley?
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@58.18487 ... 756,14.39z

They did that 20odd years ago over Navidale just to the north of Helmsdale.
My first JOGLE in 1994 went in and out of the hillside on the road, but by my End2End and Back, the A9 had been completely re-routed.

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/Hel ... d-3.653533

......... and at Ousdale.
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@58.16210 ... 871,15.21z

............. and at Dunbeath. (Pronounced dun-beth)
https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@58.24940 ... 947,14.21z
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Re: Berridale braes

Postby rotavator » 19 Jun 2020, 9:19am

andrewwoods wrote:Bumping this old thread again to add an image of the work in progress.
Not my picture - nicked from a FB group that I'm a member of.

Andrew


Are they going to use the section of old road as a lay-by and/or cycle path by any chance?

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Re: Berridale braes

Postby andrewwoods » 19 Jun 2020, 10:13am

rotavator wrote:Are they going to use the section of old road as a lay-by and/or cycle path by any chance?


No, it says "Existing A9 and lay-by to be grubbed up, reprofiled and planted"

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Re: Berridale braes

Postby thirdcrank » 19 Jun 2020, 10:33am

andrewwoods wrote:
rotavator wrote:Are they going to use the section of old road as a lay-by and/or cycle path by any chance?


No, it says "Existing A9 and lay-by to be grubbed up, reprofiled and planted"


And those who do this profess to have policies to promote cycling.

Bah humbug!

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Re: Berridale braes

Postby ferrit worrier » 24 Aug 2020, 8:18am

It would appear the new road is open

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland- ... s-53866528

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Re: Berridale braes

Postby Mr.Benton » 24 Aug 2020, 12:03pm

This picture from the BBC news story makes it look like they have just completed a perfect cycle path. If only.....
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Re: Berridale braes

Postby Cyril Haearn » 24 Aug 2020, 12:07pm

Cannae see far ahead there, one wonders what the maximum speed limit shall be
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