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Flagstone repairs progress through Stromness

The section of Alfred Street in Stromness spanning Hellihole to Mayburn Court will reopen on Monday, Orkney Islands Council (OIC) has confirmed.

This part of the street has been closed due to ongoing flagstone repair work in the town.

Works will move to South End from Monday, meaning access to Mayburn Court will be from the Hellihole Road/Alfred Street junction end. The road will continue to be closed, from Hellihole Road/Alfred Street junction to Ness Road, with no through vehicular access.

This section of the works are expected to take two to three weeks to complete, weather dependent.

Where required, repaired areas will be covered temporarily to allow them to fully cure. These areas will remain closed while this takes place.

According to OIC, pedestrian access will be maintained throughout.

This flagstone repair work is being carried out by BDS Surfacing Ltd on behalf of the council. The contractor’s working hours will generally be 8am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday, with occasional Saturday working.

The council has thanked drivers for their ongoing patience, and apologises for the inconvenience these works may cause.