Orkney Islands Council
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Surface dressing update - Saturday 16 June and Monday 18 June

Surface dressing update - Saturday 16 June and Monday 18 June
15 June 2018

The Council will be carrying out surface dressing for a short time tomorrow (Saturday 16 June) in Orphir in the Kirbister/Waulkmill area between the track west of Waterfold and the junction with the Germiston Road at the Kirbister Loch end.

The official signed diversion will be via the A965 (the main Kirkwall-Finstown-Stromness road). The Germiston Road will remain open as much as possible, however there will be a period of around half an hour to an hour that it will be closed at the Kirbister Loch end while surface dressing operations pass the junction.

These works may affect Service 2 - Kirkwall – Houton Ferry for a short time on Saturday morning but crews will try to work outwith ferry times to allow traffic through.

For the rest of the day, the team will be in the Wald Road and Hinderayre Road area of Evie and Rendall doing some patching work.

Full surface dressing work will take place in this area on Monday (18 June), with the road closed in both directions and minor diversions in place.