Aberdeen councillor hits out over ‘ridiculous’ delays to city centre roadworks

Work at the junction has been delayed.

An Aberdeen councillor has raised concerns over the delay to roadworks on a busy city street.

Cllr Michael Hutchison, who represents the George Street and Harbour ward, expressed his frustration over news of a further delay to work on Queen Street and said he fears it will push pack the reopening of Broad Street.

A series of resurfacing works being carried out on Queen Street were given an initial completion date, however, a Traffic Regulation Order has been changed to last until July.

Cllr Hutchison said: “It’s ridiculous that this two-month project looks like it will now last five months.

“Either Broad Street will be closed for longer or we’ll see diverted traffic continuing to drive over partially closed pavements.”

An Aberdeen City Council spokeswoman said: “It is aimed to have Queen Street reopen in July and the closure order has been extended to July 2018 due to issues arising from ground conditions including the discovery of a soft spot in the ground on Queen Street.”

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