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Aberdeen city centre roads to close tonight to allow for emergency repairs to water main

Thursday October 10th 2019 at 4:31 PM

A number of Aberdeen city centre road closures have been announced at short notice to allow emergency repairs to a burst water main to take place tonight.

Works to fix issues at the Mounthooly Roundabout will get underway at 6pm and are expected to continue through until tomorrow evening.

To allow engineers to carry out the repairs, lane closures will be in place eastbound on Hutcheon Street and southbound on Causewayend, as well as on the roundabout itself between Hutcheon Street and Mounthooly.

The restrictions will remain in place until the work is completed – water supplies in the area are not currently affected.

A Scottish Water spokesperson said: “Due to a burst water main at Mounthooly Roundabout in Aberdeen, we will need to carry out emergency repairs from 6pm this evening.

“Traffic management is required to ensure this work can be completed safely, and these arrangements are expected to remain in place until tomorrow evening.

“We understand the disruption this will cause for local residents and commuters and will do all we can to have the affected roads re-opened as soon as possible.

“We would like to thank road users for their patience and understanding while this essential repair work is completed and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

A statement on the Aberdeen City Council website read: “From 1800 on 10 October, 2019 until 1600 on 11 October, 2019, There will be near side lane closures on Hutcheon Street, Aberdeen, eastbound, Causewayend, Aberdeen, Southbound and on Mounthooly Roundabout, Aberdeen, between Hutcheon Street and Mounthooly.

“This is due to an emergency water main repair by Scottish Water. Expects delays.”

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