March 26, 2024


  • Monday 22-Tuesday 30 April, 7pm-7am
  • Overnight road closure with amnesties (Monday to Friday)


The busy A87 tourist route on Skye will be given an upgrade ahead of the summer season.


A section of the road between the Drumuie junction and the Borve junction, north of Portree, will be resurfaced and road markings will be replaced, improving safety for road users.


BEAR Scotland will be conducting the works on behalf of Transport Scotland from Monday 22 to Tuesday 30 April, between 7pm and 7am, Monday to Friday.


Due to the narrow road widths in the area, there will be nightly road closures in both directions to ensure the safety of road workers and the public. Vehicles can pass through the site at amnesties of 8pm, 9pm, 10pm, 11pm, 12pm, 2am and 4am. Ferry passengers should plan ahead to make sure they arrive on time.


A temporary 30mph speed limit will be in place outside working hours for safety.


Ian Stewart, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative, said “The A87 is an important route for locals as well as visitors to Skye. At Borve, the road surface is old and due to be replaced. Making the surface smoother will help with drainage and give road users a more even and safer journey. As well as that, upgrading the existing road markings will increase visibility, improving safety.


“We’re doing this work at night, and before the main tourist season, to minimise disruption.”


Emergency service vehicles will have access at all times. Consultation has been carried out with all stakeholders.