Road restrictions and closures in Banff town centre next month as essential road resurfacing takes place

The essential resurfacing of a section of the A98 on Seafield Street in Banff next month will mean closures, restrictions and diversions around the town centre as the road is improved for users.

The road will close between Castle Street and Boyndie Street West, inevitably there will be some disruption but every effort will be made to keep this to a minimum.

During two full daytime closures over two weekends there will be temporary waiting restrictions on streets around the area to allow diversion routes to flow properly.

Preparatory construction work, including the replacement of drainage gullies, will take place from the week beginning Monday, September 10 until Monday, September 31 with the use of traffic lights and temporary waiting restrictions.

The resurfacing work itself will require full closure of the section of road throughout the day over two weekends - September 22 and 23 September and September 29 and 30.

Three separate diversion routes will be available for eastbound, westbound and for local traffic. There will be no access onto Seafield Street for through traffic.

Eastbound: via the B9121 from Ladysbridge to the A97 at Slacks of Tipperty and following the A97.
Westbound: via the A97 towards Aberchirder, then the B9025 from Blacklaw to the A95, taking the A95 towards Ordens onto the A98.
Local traffic: via Golden Knowes Road, Lusylaw Road, Whinhill Road, Bellevue Road and Sandyhill Road.

Roads Manager, Derek Murray, said: “This work is essential to ensure the road remains fit for purpose and is safe for all road users.

“We appreciate that any maintenance work on the road network can cause inconvenience, but I would ask the public to bear with us while we carry out these repairs on what is a busy road. 

“Roads users are asked to follow diversion signing and adhere to any temporary warning signs for their own safety and that of the workforce on site.”

Access to properties and businesses will be maintained as far as possible and if safe to do so.

Resurfacing work can be affected by the weather, the dates indicated may be subject to change at short notice if the conditions are poor. Follow Aberdeenshire Roads on Twitter: @AbshireRoads

If you have any queries about the proposed works please phone our Contact Centre on 03456 08 12 05.

For further information on road closures or restrictions in Aberdeenshire, see our website: http://bit.ly/roadrestrictions