First Bus has confirmed the new route of a number of its services ahead of a partial road closure in Aberdeen city centre.
George Street, between St Andrews Street and Spring Gardens will be partially pedestrianised from tomorrow.
Work in the area got under way earlier this month, with wider footpaths and changes to the road layout put in place.
As of tomorrow the section between St Andrews Street and Spring Gardens will be one way only, with buses only able to travel southbound.
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As a result First Aberdeen has confirmed the 17, 17a, 172 and 19 has a revised route in the area.
Buses heading north, towards Tillydrone and Newhills, will now continue along Loch Street to Spring Gardens, rather than turning down St Andrew Street.
Those heading to Faulds Gate and Culter will be unaffected.
The new route is in place until further notice.
A statement from First Aberdeen said: “From Tuesday, July 28 until further notice George Street will be partially pedestrianised between St Andrews Street and Spring Garden.
“Buses will be allowed to travel southbound only.”
Bus stops have also moved for those looking to travel to and from the area, with the westbound bus stop on St Andrew Street between Loch Street and George Street and the northbound bus stop on George Street between John Street and Craigie Street temporarily closed. New stops are provided northbound on Loch Street.
Southbound stops on George Street between Hutcheon Street and John Street and the eastbound bus stop on St Andrew Street between George Street and Loch Street will move out further from the existing kerbline but will remain in place.
Further work on George Street will also include on-street parking from Hutcheon Street to Maberly Street being removed, Maberly Street will become one-way eastbound from Skene Square to George Street, St Andrew Street from George Street to Charlotte Street will become one-way westbound and 20mph speed limits will be extended.
Aberdeen City Council transport spokeswoman Councillor Sandra Macdonald said: “These interventions will enable pedestrians to physically distance and help prevent the spread of coronavirus, while at the same time support the local economy as lockdown eases.”