Construction of new section of footpath at The Wards begins
CONSTRUCTION of a new section of footpath at The Wards in Elgin is under way.
Pedestrian safety will be improved through the project, which will link two existing footpaths by providing a pavement where there currently isn’t one.
The work, which has been funded through the Scottish Government’s Cycling Walking Safer Routes grant, involves the demolition of a wall and shed at a nearby property, construction of around 50 metres of new footpath – which will take two to three weeks – then a new boundary fence and gates installed.
Traffic restrictions are in place, with a one-way system and a prohibition of waiting order in operation until 28 March.
The diversion is: The Wards >> Wards Road >> Station Road >> New Elgin Road >> Edgar Road >> The Wards.
Leader of Moray Council, and councillor for Elgin City South, Graham Leadbitter said: “The Wards is a busy part of Elgin and we want to encourage as many people as possible to leave the car at home and travel actively. By improving and upgrading the footpath at The Wards, it’ll give pedestrians more confidence they can get about safely.”