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Transport / Reminder to be patient at A970 roadworks north of Lerwick

A REMINDER has been made for people to allow extra time for their journeys along the A970 north of Lerwick due to the ongoing traffic lights and roadworks.

Shetland Central councillor Moraig Lyall, who chairs the SIC’s environment and transport committee, said she has been made aware that a “certain level of frustration” is beginning to be seen in drivers using the road.

She said she has heard anecdotally of some drivers having to take evasive action.

The roadworks, with multiple traffic lights, are in place whilst cabling work is carried out for SSEN between the outskirts of Lerwick and Sandwater.

Lyall said while she appreciated that it can be tempting to try to make up time, she encouraged folk to “leave plenty of time for their journeys and be patient when queues build up at peak times”.

“None of us want to end up with incidents occurring because of unwise overtaking or other poor driving, and the roadworks will be there for a while yet,” she said.

SSEN has also advised people to take care on the A970 between the Windy Grind and Sandwater.

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