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.

Setter, West Yell

Verging after resurfacing began on Monday 8th November and will be complete on Thursday 2nd December. Traffic lights in operation so short delays are expected. Any queries regarding these works please contact John Duncan (744105).

Firth to Toft

Verging works began on Monday 15th November and will be complete on Friday 3rd December. Traffic lights in operation so short delays are expected. Any queries regarding these works please contact John Duncan (744105).

Laxo

Ditching works to start on Monday 6th December and will take 1 week to complete. Traffic lights in operation so short delays are expected. Any queries regarding these works please contact John Duncan (744105).

Ulsta, Yell

Ditching works to start on Monday 6th December and will take 2 weeks to complete. Short delays can be expected. Any queries regarding these works please contact John Duncan (744105).

Walls Heath Centre and Aith School

Installation of electric vehicle charging points began on Tuesday 30 November and are expected to take 2 weeks to complete. No delays are expected. Any queries regarding these works please contact John Duncan (744105).

Westing, Unst

Drainage works are to start on Monday 6th December and are expected to take 2 weeks to complete. Short delays can be expected. Any queries regarding these works please contact John Duncan (744105).

Wilsness, Sumburgh

Works to scrape back verges started on Monday 22nd November and are expected to be completed on Friday 3 December. Traffic lights will be in operation throughout the working day. The work area will be cordoned off with signs, barriers and cones. Any queries regarding these works please contact Grant Anderson (744171).

Current Road Closures

B9071 Garderhouse to Easter Skeld

The temporary closure of the B9071 road from the Leeans junction and proceeding in a southerly direction for a distance of approximately 1,085 meters began on Monday 8 November 2021 and is scheduled to be completed by Friday 25 February 2022. The closure will operate between 9am and 4pm on Monday to Thursday and 9am until 2pm on Fridays. An alternative route for vehicular traffic exists for southbound traffic via the B9071, the A971 westbound turning left after approximately 1.4km, continuing southbound on unclassified road turning left in eastbound direction onto B9071. The route is reversed for vehicular traffic wishing to travel in the northbound direction. Any queries regarding these works please contact Ian Leask (744166).

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