|From:||Longman Industrial Estate (NH668461)|
|To:||Inverness Harbour (NH662457)|
|Length:||0.5 miles (0.8 km)|
|Met (1980):||B865, B9161|
|Now part of:||unclassified|
|Route outline (key)|
The B9146 was a short link road in the north of Inverness.
Previously identified from an incorrect sign which survives on Harbour Road in Inverness, it is now known that the western end of Harbour Road was the B9146, not the B9164 as the sign states. Ordnance Survey 1:10,000 sheets from c. 1980 show the B9146 running west along Harbour Road from the roundabout with the B865 and then turning south down Shore Street to end on the B9161. There was also a short spur along Portland Place. On the 1988 OS Landranger, the road is shown as an unnumbered B road, extending from the Harbour Road Roundabout to the Shore Street Roundabout. Portland Place is no longer shown as a B road. The new bridge over the River Ness, now carrying the A82, is shown as unclassified, with the Shore Street to Rose Street section unbuilt as yet. Therefore the B9146 clearly played an important part in moving traffic around Inverness for a short period of time.
Unfortunately, due to difficulty in reading the online scans of the maps, it is not clear whether this was all of the B9146 or not. On the west bank of the River Ness, Telford Road and the parallel Lochalsh Road appear to both carry the B9145 number, but it is possible that one or both were the B9146.