22 December 2021

Banff's Bridge Street to re-open before Christmas after major improvement works

Banff’s Bridge Street is being reopened this week having undergone a transformation over the past seven months.

The street has been closed while Hunter Construction (Aberdeen) Ltd undertook major street works as part of a public realm improvement project to create a pedestrian-friendly environment with a shared surface and reduced traffic speeds. 

Lighting is also being improved and high-quality materials have been incorporated to complement the town centre Conservation Area.

Bridge Street will remain as a one-way street with a 45-minute waiting time between the hours of 8am and 6pm, Monday to Saturday. 

There are still a number of finishing touches to be completed before the end of the project which will be co-ordinated early in the New Year including removal of the existing wall-mounted lights, installation of cycle stands and repairs to render.

Work on the Bridge Street car-park redevelopment will also begin in January.

The project received a £709,030 share of the £3.28 million awarded to Aberdeenshire Council through the Scottish Government's Town Centre Regeneration Fund which is aimed at driving local economic activity and stimulating and supporting economic improvements.

Aberdeenshire Council would like to thank residents and businesses for their patience during the construction period and look forward to being able to celebrate the completion of the project with you very soon.