Patients are being asked to plan ahead for journeys to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary as a busy road closes for almost two months.
Foresterhill Road, which runs past Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, will shut for eight weeks from Monday while works are carried out ahead of a new £163 million hospital and cancer treatment centre being built at the site.
Jackie Bremner, NHS Grampian’s project director, said: “Due to vital underground works, Foresterhill Road needs to close to traffic at the Westburn Road junction for a period of eight weeks from Monday.
“This is to ensure a safe working environment is maintained.
“During this time, diversions and alternative bus routes will be in use.
“We would encourage patients, visitors and staff to plan their journeys during this necessary road closure.
“Those travelling to the hospital by car, who would normally enter the campus via the Westburn Road and Foresterhill Road junction, should instead use the Ashgrove Road West entrance.
“It is anticipated this junction will be busier than usual – people should therefore take this into account when planning their journey as there may be periods of delay, particularly at peak periods.”
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The patient car park at the Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital (RACH) closed on February 21 for a period of eight weeks.
A temporary car park for disabled and limited access users has been made available opposite the RACH main entrance, allowing the construction of a new road layout and a reconfigured car park.