Orkney Islands Council is advising that Palace Road and Tankerness Lane in Kirkwall will be open to traffic again from Monday (2 December).
Both have been closed while improvement work has been underway at the junction with Broad Street as part of the Kirkwall THI project.
There will now be a pause in the work to minimise disruption over the festive period. The final phase will begin on Monday 6 January.
Although Palace Road will be open, some temporary traffic control measures will be in place for a short time to allow pavement work on the Bishop’s Palace side of the road to be completed safely.
In addition, Watergate will be closed to traffic from Monday (2 December) as work begins to replace the existing pavement and street lights. Access will be maintained for the Sheriff Court and homes in the area.