News From Orkney Islands Council
The Council is reminding folk that the second phase of street improvement works in Kirkwall’s town centre is due to get underway on Monday 2nd September.
The contractor will be getting underway with setting up the site from Monday onwards.
Tankerness Lane will be closed to vehicles throughout the works, with one-way systems in place at various times on Broad Street and Palace Road – with Victoria Street closed to vehicles for approximately five weeks from 6 January 2020.
The works include new paving outside the Orkney Museum, a new parking area outside the former Spence’s newsagent and new paving into Victoria Street.
This will take place from September until February, with work suspended through the whole of December to support shopping on the street during the festive period. Free parking of up to one hour will apply as usual in metered car parks over the winter period.
Pedestrian access will be maintained throughout.
Regular updates on the project will be given via the OIC Updates Facebook page. Businesses in the area will be visited by the project team and the contractor to discuss any issues and residents will also receive regular updates.
The works are part of the Kirkwall Townscape Heritage Initiative’s (KTHI) Places and Spaces project.