Upgrade works kick off at Uig Harbour, dredging included

RJ McLeod Ltd crews are gearing up at Uig Harbour this week where the ferry terminal will be upgraded with new infrastructure.

These improvement operations at Uig will include:

  • dredging work,
  • an extended marshalling area,
  • berthing structure strengthening and widening,
  • linkspan replacement,
  • approach way repair and widening,
  • a relocated new waiting shelter, a new terminal building (to be tendered separately and constructed during the main works).

Commenting the latest news, Chair of the Council’s Skye and Raasay Committee, Cllr John Gordon, said: “I am pleased that the Uig Harbour Redevelopment works are now due to start on site.”

“Construction of such a major harbour infrastructure scheme will no doubt create disruption for the community and harbour users so I am pleased Highland Council and RJ McLeod staff will be holding regular and frequent community and harbour user liaison meetings, as well as having progress updates posted on a dedicated Uig Harbour Redevelopment website and on social media.”

“It is important that residents and harbour users are clear what to expect and are able to communicate easily with the contractor. We all want to see disruption well managed for the project.”

Construction works are expected to be complete in Summer 2023 with an outage period (required to construct the linkspan and outer roundhead, during which there can be no ferry service to/from Uig) programmed from 12 September 12, 2022, to February 3, 2023.

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