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Road Maintenance

Orkney Islands Council is responsible for road maintenance throughout Orkney. These services are administered through Development and Infrastructure.

Road Maintenance Contacts

For any queries please get in touch with us by emailing the Roads Support Team or by phoning 01856873535. For emergency access whilst we have a road closed please call 01856876338.

For more information on our upcoming programmes or to report a roads fault please use the buttons below:

Surface Dressing

Our 2021 Surface Dressing programme takes place from Thursday 20 May through to the start of August. For further information including why and how we undertake Surface Dressing, the roads we are treating this year and the approximate dates we expect to be there, please refer to the documents in the 'Related Downloads' section of this page. We will update this page as the work progresses through the summer. Please note that maps of the areas are not accessible.


The 2021-22 Resurfacing programme can be found in the ‘Related Downloads’ section of this page. More information including plans and estimated treatment dates will be available shortly. In addition to these areas we will also be undertaking an extensive patching programme. This is still being finalised and will be published as soon as possible. Patching is similar to Resurfacing but on smaller areas under 500m2.

Related Links

School Place, Kirkwall, Orkney, KW15 1NY

Telephone: 01856 873535

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