Roadworks warning

Banchory residents are being warned of resurfacing work taking place in the High Street next week.

Those living in the affected area are being sent letters by Aberdeenshire Council informing them of the planned work.

The full width of High Street is to be resurfaced between the Town Hall and the Dee Street traffic lights.

The work involves planing off the existing surface, adjusting service covers, gullies and manholes to suit the new surface levels, and laying a new surface

No work will take place on Monday (June 11), as the Olympic Torch Relay passes through Banchory.

The contract for the work permits major work only during the day on Sundays, and between 6.30pm and 11pm all other days.

The existing surface will be planed off during the evening of Tuesday, June 12, with ramps at the tie-in points.

Any necessary adjustment of chamber access covers etc will be carried out during the day on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

The new surface will be laid during the daytime of Sunday, June 17, and the road markings reinstated on Monday, June 18.

All parking on the High Street will be prohibited during of the work, although short term parking and deliveries during weekdays and Saturdays are to be accepted.

Vehicle-specific permits for temporary free parking in the pay and display car park for the duration of the works will be available to residents who apply.

There will be restrictions on vehicles crossing the new surface until is has cooled. Pedestrian access will be maintained to all properties at all times.

A spokesman for Aberdeenshire Council said: “The work is bound to cause disruption and inconvenience, for which I apologise.

“However, the work is necessary and your forbearance and co-operation will ensure that the work is carried out as quickly as possible and with the minimum of inconvenience.

“I hope that by making people aware of the plan, the unavoidable disruption can be kept to an absolute minimum.”