The section of Junction Road between the Junction Road mini roundabout and Union Street re-opened to traffic this morning (Tuesday 24 April), restoring vehicle access to and from Union Street/Clay Loan and to local businesses along the stretch.
Work on that section was accelerated by the Council over the last week following discussions with local businesses, with staff working extended hours and over the weekend.
Although the majority of the work has been completed there are a few areas that will need further work including the entrance to Gunn’s Close Car park and Glaitness Park which will result in some delays over the coming week.
Motorists are reminded roadworks on Junction Road and New Scapa Road between Union Street and Hornersquoy are ongoing. Pedestrian access is being maintained.
Service 9 (town service) bus is now operating to its usual timetable again.
Service 4 (Kirkwall Airport) is operating a half hourly service once again. It is running via the Clay Loan, missing out the section of Junction Road and New Scapa Road between Unions Street and the Forelands Road roundabout while roadworks there continue. This service may be subject to delays during this time, so passengers are advised to plan travel accordingly.
For more detail, read our previous press release.