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Surface dressing update for 7 and 8 June

Surface dressing update for 7 and 8 June
06 June 2018

Tomorrow (7 June) the Council will be 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 taking place the following day (Friday 8 June) as well.

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

The roadworks will affect public bus service 8S – Kirkwall – Stromness – Skara Brae. The 16:45 (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 here

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 06:00 and as late as 18:00.

School transport buses will be escorted through the work sites.

Public buses will be permitted through work sites during peak hours only (before 09.30 and after 16:00).

Roads will be closed to all other traffic, with the exception of emergency vehicles.

Stay tuned to our 'OIC Updates' Facebook page and 'OIC Roads' Twitter feed for updates.