by Group Office on 8 October, 2021
The development of the new station has been progressing well but due to unforeseen circumstances the county council has had to temporarily stop work, with this currently programmed to restart after the Christmas holidays.
The delay in the programme is likely to mean the bus station opening to passengers in Spring 2023.
The main reason for the pause in construction is structural works to the gable end of the Grade Listed Manse being required, which was exposed after the previous bus station was demolished. Structural engineers and surveyors are currently agreeing the best way to proceed.
All demolition works are complete, as are all ground investigations, ground water testing, soil testing and gas monitoring. Culvert diversion and replacement and utility diversions are also finalised.
Your councillors will do all they can to ensure that getting the new bus station up and running as soon as possible is a priority for the council.
We will be continuing to monitor the use of temporary bus stands on North Road and will seek to work with businesses to address any concerns they may have.Leave a comment