Moray MP Douglas Ross has warned Elgin residents that SGN will be carrying out upgrade work to the local gas network in a project that will continue for a year.
The project to replace more than 3km of gas mains with new pipes will be completed in five stages, with the first phase from April 6 for four weeks.
SGN said that the ‘safety critical’ work would be taking place during ongoing Covid restrictions to minimise disruption to the local community.
The first stage will require the closure of the exit to Dr Gray’s Hospital closed, with West Road used as both an entrance and exit instead. There will also be one-way traffic on the A96 eastbound between the roundabout at West Road and the roundabout at Wittet Drive. As part of this first phase, separate work will be carried out at King Street.
And from April 12, for four weeks, there will be work taking place at Haugh Road. The footpath outside number 39 will be closed and work will take place between Moray Leisure Centre and the Borough Briggs Road roundabout with three-way traffic lights in place.
Information on the subsequent stages of work is available on the SGN website and on social media.
Scottish Conservative MP for Moray Douglas Ross said:
“This will be a substantial programme of works that will have an impact on traffic in Elgin over the next year.
“The first stage of work will affect the main A96 road through the town, which will undoubtedly cause disruption.
“My message to residents is to make sure that you are aware of the restrictions that will be in place, and to plan accordingly.
“SGN are working with Moray Council and have provided full details of the restrictions that will be in place. They will also be writing to all residents affected by the works.
“The first stage starts on April 6 for four weeks, but there will be a further five stages of work in the town right up until March 2022.”