|From:||Smithton Roundabout (NH702462)|
|To:||Balloch Junction (NH730479)|
|Distance:||2.7 miles (4.3 km)|
|Meets:||A96, C1036, C1028, A96|
|Route outline (key)|
The C1032 follows Barn Church Road through Culloden to the east of Inverness. It is the main distributor road for this vast suburban area, so has few direct accesses and passes many of Cullodens services, including shops and the Academy. It starts and finishes on the A96, with both junctions - Smithton Roundabout and Balloch Junction due to be substantially rebuilt in coming years as part of the A96 dualling program.
Improvement works to the western end of the route were carried out in 2018, leading to a short section of Barn Church Road being dualled. This is to facilitate further development in the fields to either side of the route. On completion, the dualled section began a short distance south of the current A96 junction, indeed at the point where the new roundabout for the dualled A96 will be sited, and extended south towards Culloden, dropping back to S2 at the current edge of the urban area. A couple of signalised junctions are to be installed along the route for the new developments.