Town centre work getting underway

Town centre work getting underway
16 January 2019

A temporary one-way system is in place ready for street improvement works to begin in Kirkwall.

The works are part of Kirkwall Townscape Initiative’s (KTHI) Place and Spaces project and will begin at the top of Castle Street and the bottom of the Strynd.

The initial phase involves the paving outside the front of the TSB, with work then planned for the paved area in front of Foubister and Bain.

Businesses in the immediate vicinity have been advised and pedestrian access will be maintained.

To provide space for the contractors to carry out the work in safety, a temporary one-way system is in place in the top half of Castle Street, between the exit from the car park and the junction with Broad Street. A one-way system is also be in place in Broad Street.

Drivers can turn into Castle Street from Junction Road and on into Broad Street. But vehicles do not have access from Palace Road into Broad Street. A signed diversion via Clay Loan is in place.

In addition, vehicles cannot turn into Castle Street from Albert Street – but can drive on into Broad Street.

More details of the project can be found here.

Updates will be provided as the work progresses.

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Telephone: 01856 873535


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