Road Closures and Weekly Road Works Report

Weekly Road Reports

Roadworks on A971 at Weisdale

Roadworks have started today on the A971 above Weisdale Voe and may last until June 2022, to allow cables to be laid in ducts alongside the highway for the Viking Energy Wind Farm. The works will begin at the Scord of Sound, near the viewpoint overlooking Kalliness, and will be done progressively in 300 metre sections leading northwards down the hill, towards the Kergord Junction with the B9075. Overall, the length of public road that will be affected is around 1.6 miles, or 2.6 km. Wherever work is taking place, the road width will be reduced to a single lane, with traffic lights in place to manage traffic flow. A 20 mph speed limit will be in place for the length of the roadworks to protect the workforce from passing traffic. Traffic flow will be monitored to reduce waiting times and inconvenience as far as possible. The work is required to facilitate the installation of the high voltage DC interconnector cable for the Viking Energy Wind Farm.

North Roe

Patching works began on Monday 16th May and are expected to take 5 days to complete. Short delays can be expected. Any queries regarding these works please contact John Duncan (744105).

Leon, Ollaberry

Patching works to start on Monday 23rd May and are expected to take 2 days to complete. Short delays can be expected. Any queries regarding these works please contact John Duncan (744105).

North Sullom jcn to Quarry

Patching works to start on Wednesday 25th May and are expected to take 5 days to complete. Short delays can be expected. Any queries regarding these works please contact John Duncan (744105).

Gremista Brae, Lerwick

Works to replace illuminated bollards began on Sunday 15th May and are to be undertaken on a further two consecutive Sundays to minimise disruption to vehicular traffic as the road will need to be closed to allow for a safe working area. The road will be closed between 8am and 5pm each day. Any queries regarding these works please contact Grant Anderson (744171).

Wester Quarff

Verging works are to be undertaken after the road was resurfaced between the Hall and upper Wester Quarff. Mobile works so short delays can be expected. Works are expected to last for 5 days. Any queries regarding these works please contact Grant Anderson (744171).

A970 Lerwick to Sumburgh Road at Maryland

Two-way traffic lights are in operation on the A970 Lerwick to Sumburgh Road at the Maryland Depot, Gusselton which began on Monday 9th and are due to be completed by Friday 20th May 2022. The hours of operation will mainly be from 9.00am until 4.00pm, Monday to Friday although the traffic lights may be in operation overnight on occasion for safety reasons. The traffic management is necessary to allow essential repairs to the road surface. Any queries regarding these works please contact Neil Hutcheson (744882).

B9122 Spiggie to Vanlop

The B9122 Skelberry to Teevliks Road, between the north junction of the Spiggie Loop road and the Vanlop junction, is to be temporarily closed between Monday 23rd May and Friday 3rd June 2022. The hours of operation for the closure will be from 9.30am until 3.00pm, Monday to Friday. This closure is necessary to allow essential repairs to the surface of the road. Any queries regarding these works please contact Neil Hutcheson (744882).

B9071 Garderhouse to Easter Skeld

The road is now open but some works continue to finish verging and ditching, These works are due to take 2 weeks and finish on Friday 25th of March. Small delays can be expected. Any queries regarding these works please contact Ian Leask (744166).

Current Road Closures

No Current Closures

For Information on all road works happening in Shetland, Council and non Council Works, Please visit the Scottish Road Works Register.