Width restriction to prevent HGVs on School Road and Golf Road to start next week

A permanent 2.1metre width restriction on a section of Golf Road to reduce HGV traffic is to start next week.

The restriction between the junctions of Regent Walk and Linksfield Road will mean HGVs would not be able to use School Road and Golf Road as a through-road and instead they would have to drive on King Street which is a priority route used to access the city bypass (AWPR).

Buses and emergency services will not be impacted by the width restriction.

Aberdeen City Council transport spokesperson Councillor Sandra Macdonald said: “The width restriction on Golf Road will make a big difference to people living in the Seaton area as HGVs will now have to use King Street instead.”

The width restriction proposal comes after the Seaton Network group raised a petition which was considered at operational delivery committee.

The restriction is to be implemented from Friday 12 March and large electronic signs are in place to inform motorists of the change.