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.
Bridge repairs to start Wednesday 15th September and are expected to take a week to complete. Short delays can be expected. Any queries regarding these works please contact John Duncan (744105).
Gunnista Road, Bressay
Verging and headwalls works have begun and should be complete by Friday 17th September. Any queries regarding these works please contact Barrie Scobie (744134).
B9122 Bigton Road - Geosetter Junction
Type 4 reinstatement to pipe crossing are to begin on Monday 20th September and take 2 days to complete. Minor delays expected. Any queries regarding these works please contact Barrie Scobie (744134).
Verge Maintenance to start on Monday 20th September and are expected to take a week to complete. Traffic lights in operation so delays to be expected. Any queries regarding these works please contact John Duncan (744105).
Current Road Closures
Main Street, Scalloway
The A970 Main Street, Scalloway, between its junctions with Chapel Road and the Burn Beach roundabout, is to be temporarily closed from Tuesday 31st August to Wednesday 15th September. The hours of operation will be between the hours of 9.00am and 4.00pm, Monday to Friday, although on occasion the road will remain closed through the evening for safety reasons. This closure is necessary to allow essential repairs to the surface of the road. An alternative route for vehicular traffic exists via Chapel Lane, Berry Road, Lover's Lane and New Road in the eastbound direction, and vice versa in the westbound direction. Any queries regarding these works please contact Neil Hutcheson (744882).
For Information on all road works happening in Shetland, Council and non Council Works, Please visit the Scottish Road Works Register.