Coun­cil­lor hits out over de­lay to roadworks

Evening Express (City Final) - - News -

AN ABERDEEN coun­cil­lor has raised con­cerns over the de­lay to roadworks on a busy city street. Coun­cil­lor Michael Hutchi­son, who rep­re­sents the Ge­orge Street and Har­bour ward, ex­pressed his frus­tra­tion over news of a fur­ther hold-up to work on Queen Street and said he fears it will push pack the reopen­ing of Broad Street, which is cur­rently ex­pected to open again in May.

A se­ries of resur­fac­ing works are be­ing car­ried out on Queen Street and a Traf­fic Reg­u­la­tion Or­der has been changed to last un­til July.

Mr Hutchi­son said: “It’s ridicu­lous that this twom­onth project looks like it will now last five months. Ei­ther Broad Street will be closed for longer or we’ll see di­verted traf­fic con­tin­u­ing to drive over par­tially closed pave­ments.”

An Aberdeen City Coun­cil spokes­woman said: “It is aimed to have Queen Street re­open in July and the clo­sure or­der has been ex­tended to July 2018 due to is­sues aris­ing from ground con­di­tions.”

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