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Moray Council committed to road works around Forres this summer


By Garry McCartney

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Traffic lights are being installed at the junction of St Catherine's Road and Orchard Road. Picture: Beth Taylor
Traffic lights are being installed at the junction of St Catherine's Road and Orchard Road. Picture: Beth Taylor

MORAY Council's Roads Maintenance department is busy in Forres throughout the summer holidays.

A number of projects are currently being worked on to improve passage for pedestrians and motorists in and around the town centre, some of which mean diversions and others not expected to be finished until mid August.

Councillor Scott Lawrence (SNP, Forres) believes the works are necessary.

He said: "There is a lot of infrastructure work being done just now which is necessary in any town, especially one with an increasing population.

"I understand the frustration these works can cause but am grateful they are being done during the school holidays.

"The work at Scotty’s Brig will provide a more controlled flow of traffic and safe crossing for children at what is a bottleneck at peak times.

"Everyone’s patience is appreciated while all the improvements are made throughout the town.”

Footpaths are being widened at Burdshaugh. Picture: Beth Taylor
Footpaths are being widened at Burdshaugh. Picture: Beth Taylor

Widening of footpaths on both sides at Burshaugh is expected to be finished by July 22. Prohibition of waiting is in place - motorists must not wait, park or stop for passengers.

A wall is being rebuilt on Councillors Walk. Picture: Beth Taylor
A wall is being rebuilt on Councillors Walk. Picture: Beth Taylor

A footpath at Councillors Walk is closed until July 24 while a stone wall is being rebuilt.

There is also prohibition of waiting at St Catherine's Road until August 19 while traffic lights are being installed for a new pedestrian crossing. A diversion is in place from Orchard Road via St Catherine's Road, Bridge Street, High Street and Castlehill Road. As a result, prohibition of waiting is also in place on Castlehill Road.

Finally, Victoria Road is set to have prohibition of waiting on August 1 due to ironwork being repaired.



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