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Roads surface dressing update for June 7

Orkney Islands Council is today carrying out surface dressing in the Bay of Skaill/Skara Brae area, on the B9056 between the B9057 (the Loch of Skaill) and Quoyloo Road. This work is expected to be take place tomorrow, Friday, as well.

A signed diversion will be in place via Quoyloo Road, onto the A967, and then onto the B9055, Queen of Aithe road.

The roadworks will affect public bus service 8S – Kirkwall – Stromness – Skara Brae. The 4.45pm, on Monday, Thursday and Saturday from Kirkwall will be unaffected. Outwith these times, the bus will not serve Skara Brae, Marwick, Quoyloo and Birsay Hostel.

Full details of how services are affected including route changes are available at www.orkney.gov.uk or this direct link

A general reminder that roads will be closed in both directions while surface dressing is being carried out, with closures in place from as early as 6am and as late as 6pm.

School transport buses will be escorted through the work sites. Public buses will be permitted through work sites during peak hours only, before 9.30am and after 4pm. Roads will be closed to all other traffic, with the exception of emergency vehicles.

The council is asking the public to stay tuned to the ‘OIC Updates’ Facebook page and ‘OIC Roads’ Twitter feed for updates.

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