Work begins on Elgin road link as decision on school awaited

Work under way on Edgar Road extension
Work under way on Edgar Road extension

WORK ON EXTENDING an Elgin road to allow access to the new Elgin High School has begun with heavy plant and machinery now on site.

The extension at Edgar Road will form part of the access route into the new High School building and will take around 13 weeks to complete.

Access to Greenwards Primary School will also be greatly improved by the new road extension, with contractors Balfour Beatty saying that section will be completed before the new school terms start in August.

Work on the new High School itself has been delayed while the Scottish Government work to resolve an accounting issue with the European Union – but Moray Council has decided to press ahead with the road extension as originally planned.

A statement from Moray Council said: “The EU issue does not affect the roadworks as these are funded separately.

“Contractors will be resurfacing Edgar Road west of the Cedarwood Centre, replacing the street lighting and the provision of an informal parking area to cater for visitors to the Wetlands.”