Emergency works to Mile End Lane wall today

Emergency works are taking place today to dismantle a 1.8m granite wall at Mile End Lane which is in danger of falling onto a public road.

There is a large crack in the wall, caused by a tree pushing out the granite blocks.

The work will reduce the wall down to a safe height, with the stone set aside. They will involve partial demolition of the wall to the safe height, and road restrictions to allow demolition.

These emergency works are being carried using the legislation contained in the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984, clause 91, which relates to walls endangering the public road.

It is Aberdeen City Council’s intention to make the wall safe and barrier the area while investigations into ownership are completed. It is expected the wall will be re-instated.