Closure to Upperkirkgate extended as part of Broad Street revitalisation project

The closure of a section of a city centre street is to be extended as work is carried out to it as part of the £3.2million revitalisation of Broad Street.

A closure order for Upperkirkgate, between its junctions with Flourmill Lane and Gallowgate, has been extended to 8 October, 2017, due to unforeseen ground conditions.

Gallowgate will also be closed at the same time, between its junctions with Upperkirkgate and Little John Street. The same alternative route applies via Schoolhill, Blackfriars Street, St Andrew Street, Charlotte Street, John Street, Loch Street and Berry Street.

An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said: “We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.”

Temporary road surface provision will be made for the Great Aberdeen Run, which is taking place throughout the city centre on Sunday 27 August.

The £3.2million Broad Street project will transform and revitalise it by making it pedestrian-priority, and will also improve the streetscape and turn it into an area capable of staging events throughout the year.

The design as part of the multi-million-pound 25-year City Centre Masterplan which had overwhelming feedback from the public was to have more pedestrian-friendly areas in the city, and more green travel which Broad Street is helping deliver.