Oban works near completion

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George Street has been thronged with people this week.
George Street has been thronged with people this week.

ROADWORKS in Oban town centre are nearing completion, according to Argyll and Bute Council.

The local authority said today (Friday) that the final phase was progressing well.

A statement from the council said: ‘We are now entering the final phase of the project. Progress this week has been good, despite the poor weather.

‘The majority of work has been focused on the installation of the new lighting columns and infilling of paving around new cable pillars and lighting columns. As a result of this work, we have been able to remove more barriers and fully open the pavements in most areas.

‘Works to the planters have also progressed in advance of the new slating wall going ahead next week.

‘Painting work to the north pier road bollards has continued on site while shot blasting and painting of the sea wall lighting standards offsite has also been completed.

‘Land Engineering has been unable to lay the resin-bound material in Station Square due to the weather conditions but we are confident with better weather forecast next week these works will get under way.

‘Excavation and new kerbs and paving have commenced at the junction of north-east George Street and Stafford Street.

‘South-west George Street (seawall side) CCTV column has been refurbished this week, along with the information board signage.

‘The existing seawall lighting columns have been refurbished offsite and will be reinstated in the coming week.

‘Paving works outside the Bank of Scotland at Station Square are progressing well.

‘Next week, in north-east George Street, OES will continue with its wiring works for the wall lights and in north-west George Street formation and paving works will be completed at the pedestrian crossing point outside Specsavers.

‘South-west George Street works will commence on the Burlington slate planter wall and seawall lamp standards will be reinstated.

‘South Station Square/Queens Park Place and north-west George Street will see, depending on a spell of good weather, the laying of the resin-bound material.

‘All paving works at the Bank of Scotland will be completed once the bus shelter is repositioned.

‘Any completely paved areas will be re-opened to the public as soon as possible.’