Due to the ongoing construction work on the new Cross Tay Link Road, the two core paths running along the east and west banks of the River Tay will be temporarily diverted.
The diversions will last until the completion of the project in 2025 and see a relatively simple diversion on the west bank, with the east bank seeing a more significant diversion taking walkers approximately 0.5kms away from the bank.
BAM Nuttall Project Manager, Derek Walsh said: “We realise that this an inconvenience for the many people who use these paths daily, but the safety of the public and our workers needs to be our number one priority. We have tried where we can to keep diversions to a minimum with signage and direction to assist people safely around our construction site.”
Both diversions will see detailed signage and instructions erected, with the diversions necessary to keep the public away from a live construction site.
The Core Paths involved are numbers LUNC/2, LUNC102 and SCON/140
The ongoing Cross Tay Link road will see a new three-span bridge over the River Tay and six kilometres of new road linking the A9 and the A93 to Blairgowrie and the A94 north to Scone.
The project also includes the realignment of two kilometres of dual carriage way on the A9 just north of the Inveralmond Roundabout.
The purpose of the new road is to significantly reduce traffic congestion and related pollution in Perth city centre and open up areas for sustainable development.
The new road is Phase 2 of the Perth Transport Futures Project to improve traffic flows and active travel opportunities in and around the city. For further information please visit https://www.perthtransportfutures.co.uk/