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Sandwater Road alterations completed successfully and on time

March 6th 2020
New bitmac being laid by sub-contractor SQC

Shetland contractor Garriock Bros has completed its contract to alter the Sandwater Road. The small programme of new passing places and junction alterations took just over six weeks.

The work was requested by Shetland Islands Council to improve safety and visibility on the B9075 road and included new passing places and the extension of existing ones.

The alterations are in preparation for the road being used by construction traffic from later this month during the building of an access track for SSEN Transmission’s electricity convertor station at Upper Kergord.

A Viking Energy spokesperson said: “We are pleased that Garriocks succeeded in finishing on time and on budget despite enduring some challenging weather conditions.

“We would like to thank all those involved in a successful job, not least the travelling public for their patience during the short delays required while the works were taking place.”

Garriocks is still working in the Kergord area on a contract for Scottish Hydro Electric Power Distribution (SHEPD) to move some overhead lines underground.