Inverness West Link: Council updates cost of new road
Highland Council has updated the estimated cost of its proposed Inverness West Link road.
The figure has increased from £36.6m to £43.3m.
The local authority said the new figure took into account inflation on the cost of its construction which has been scheduled to finish in 2020-21.
Planning permission for the route was issued last year, but a public inquiry has to be held before building work can begin.
Other projects are associated with the construction of the West Link, including the laying out of a new golf course, clubhouse and practise area for Torvean Golf Club at a cost of £7.4m.
Parts of its existing course lie on the route of the city's new West Link road.
A new sports hub and improvements to existing rugby pitches have also been proposed.
The new price for the road has pushed up the cost of the overall project to about £55m.