Road closure signs have caused confusion in an Aberdeen community.
Signs have been installed on Great Northern Road, warning drivers that Hayton Road is closed from Tillydrone Avenue to Gordon’s Mills Road while work is undertaken to link the new Tillydrone Hub up to the sewage system.
However, it is possible to drive on Hayton Road as far as St George’s Church and the shops.
Business owner Liam Scott, who runs Tilly Butchers, believes the confusion surrounding the signs has affected his sales.
He said: “They messed up the ‘Hayton Road closed’ signs at Great Northern Road. It had a wee knock-on effect with Saturday’s takings.
“Monday was slow too and I had customers phoning asking how to get in, assuming it was closed.
“I actually moved the sign myself and put a post up on Facebook explaining we were still open and it’s been pretty much back to being super busy again.”
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Resident Lynne Digby said: “I would like to see these local amenities recognised and ensure they are compensated for the lack of appropriate signage.”
Councillor Ross Grant apologised for the inconvenience and explained that he’d been advised there had been an opportunity for ‘businesses open as usual’ signs – something which is refuted by Liam Scott.
Mr Grant said: “The most important aspect is getting the work completed as soon as possible and contractors have been granted permission to work for 12 hours seven days a week in order to speed up the work and get the road open sooner so as to minimise disruption.”
First Bus service 19, which operates in the area, is subject to a diversion.
The bus will turn left on to Gordon’s Mills Road, continuing past the normal terminus before turning left on Don Street. It will travel on to Donbank Terrace before normal service is resumed.
Contractors CHAP did not respond to a request for comment.