Emergency sewer repairs to close part of Union Street

A man inside an underground sewer
A man inside an underground sewer

A week of disruption is on the cards for Aberdeen’s main thoroughfare with essential sewer repairs scheduled for next week.

Workers will have to dig 16ft below the surface of Union Street to clear a blockage which has been causing flooding nearby.

From Monday, the street will be down to one lane between its junctions with Bon Accord Terrace and Bon Accord Street, with temporary traffic lights letting traffic flow in both directions.

In addition, motorists will not be able to turn right when exiting Union Row, or left when entering Union Street from Bon Accord Street.

The bus stops on the north side of the street will be suspended during the work, which is expected to last for “around one week”.

Three more days of works have been scheduled for April 17-19 so that the road surface can be reinstated.

A Scottish Water spokesman said: “We would like to apologise to customers and local businesses for any inconvenience caused while this essential work takes place in a very busy part of the city centre.

“Our team on site will be working to complete a challenging excavation, carry out the work that is needed and minimise disruption as far as possible.

“We are grateful for customers’ patience and understanding while we take care of their sewer network.”