Vital Elgin pedestrian link is set for £25k improvement works

A KEY UNDERPASS below the A96 that links Elgin Town Centre with the Aldi store and Lossie Green Car Park is to undergo essential maintenance work at a cost of around £25,000.

Work on the link is set to begin on Monday and is likely to last around three weeks – although the underpass will remain open throughout with temporary safety barriers being put in place.

The work involves the replacement of handrails and parapets with new steel versions that are expected to extend the life of the much-used link.

Bear Scotland’s north-east representative, Andy Thompson, explained: “These essential maintenance works will ensure that the Alexandra Way underpass continues to operate safely for all pedestrians.

“We have arranged works so that access is maintained during the improvements – however, we would ask all underpass users to follow any safety signs or footway diversions that are in place.”

The works are not expected to have any effect on traffic flow on the A96 through the town.