Date Added - 25/07/11
Work will begin next week on improving pedestrian links in the centre of Elgin as part of the Urban Freedom project.
The footway on the east side of North Street will be widened between High Street and the Alexandra Road underpass.
The existing footway is an important link into the centre of town, but is narrow.
In conjunction with the widening of the footway it is proposed to relocate the disabled parking spaces from the west side of North Street to the east side, which will allow the number of spaces to be increased from seven to eight.
The new footway will be constructed with dropped kerbs located at the rear of each of the eight spaces to provide improved access for wheelchair users and vehicles with rear-mounted ramps.
As part of traffic management proposals previously advertised, access into North Street from the A96 Alexandra Road will be permanently prohibited, with the car park to the rear of the Clydesdale Bank being accessed via High Street.
The work is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 1 and will take up to two weeks. The existing disabled parking spaces in North Street will be unavailable during the course of the work.
A Moray Council spokesman apologised for any inconvenience the work may cause.