Autumn road works and closures scheduled
Orkney Islands Council will be carrying out road patching and resurfacing works across the county, as we head into autumn.
The next couple of weeks will see works in Kirkwall, Stromness and St Marys.
These projects are expected to take place as follows:
- Union Street, Kirkwall — from October 4 for one week — road closed between Junction Road and Manse Lane. Signed diversions will be via Holm Branch, Bignold Park and New Scapa Road Public bus services 4 (Airport) and 9 (Town Service) will not travel along Clay Loan throughout the works and will follow the signed diversions.
- Ayre Mills Roundabout, Kirkwall — from October 11 for six days. Work will be carried out in two halves. The first stage will involve closing off access to the roundabout from Pickaquoy Road and Hatston Brae, with signed diversions in place via Great Western Road, Ayre Mills Road and Hatson (Grainshore Road). The second stage will involve closing off access to the roundabout from Ayre Mills Road and Grainshore Road, with signed diversions via Pickaquoy Road and Hatston Brae. Three way traffic lights will be in place. Access to Ayre Mills filling station will be maintained throughout the works. Public bus services X1, 4, 6, 7, 8S, 9 and X10 will follow the diversions.
- Garson Road, Stromness – From October 4 for one week — access will be maintained as much as possible but there may be times where full closures are required. These will be limited to no more than 30 minutes. Public bus services X1 may experience some delays.
- A961 through St Marys, Holm – From October 11 for one week — access will be maintained as much as possible but there may be times where full closures are required. These will be limited to no more than 30 minutes. Public bus services X1 may experience some delays.
Work start and completion dates are subject to change due to weather and other factors.
The council would like to thank motorists for their patience as these important upgrades to the road network are carried out.
Updates will be available on www.orkney.gov.uk
Any changes to schedule will also be posted on the council’s Facebook page www.facebook.com/oicupdates .
For the latest updates on public bus service changes, you can visit www.orkney.gov.uk/transport