The Inverness City Deal, initiated by former Inverness MP Danny Alexander, and worth £315m for the Highlands Capital was announced by the UK Government today (Tues 22nd March).
Inverness councillor and Scottish Parliament candidate Carolyn Caddick is calling for the funding to be used on vital local transport projects like the much needed grade separated junction on the Longman/Kessock bridge roundabout.
Welcoming the announcement Carolyn Caddick said: “Today’s announcement is a watershed moment for our city – everyone involved in bringing this investment to the Highland Capital should be congratulated.
“Negotiations with the UK Government started under Danny Alexander, as Treasury minister, almost eighteen months ago. The Council administration have also been working hard over that time to make sure our city doesn’t miss out, so I’m delighted that all the effort was worth it and we can deliver this much needed funding for Inverness.
“Inverness is a thriving centre, with new industries popping up all the time. This funding will mean that we can carry out work that will keep the city progressing – like getting a date set and upgrading the Longman roundabout to a grade separated junction, improving the city centre and opening the Castle to visitors.”