Published: 06/06/2018 15:14 - Updated: 06/06/2018 15:38

Road to be closed until December




AN Elgin road closure has been extended for more than seven months due to concerns for public safety.

The road, from North Street junction to the Elgin’s bus station, has been closed since early May.

The former Woolworths building, now Poundland, was closed as a result of the safety measure.

The discount store, however, has now reopened after a closure of about four weeks, with customers able to enter the shop through a side entrance.

The extension to the road closure was granted by Moray Council today (June 6) after being requested by Poundland.

The road closure is expected to last until December 31.

Moray Council originally served a legal notice to the owner of the Poundland building at 161-163 High Street in May due to concerns over deteriorating stonework.

The notice contained the reason behind the closure as problems with a gable wall, roof and the upper storeys.

A diversion has been put in place through Batchen Street, South Street, Greyfriars Road and Alexandra Road with HGV users suggested to travel via Plainstones and Lossie Wynd.

Pedestrians are urged to take care.

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