Peterhead crossing set to be upgraded

The current crossing on Kirk Street
The current crossing on Kirk Street

The Kirk Street pedestrian crossing in Peterhead town centre will be replaced and upgraded this spring.

The existing pelican crossing will become a puffin crossing, in line with current safety standards.

The main difference is that there is no flashing amber light allowing motorists to proceed if the crossing is clear, which is safer for pedestrians.

The opportunity is being taken to relocate the crossing closer to the St Peter Street junction to accommodate the expected increase in pedestrian traffic generated by Aberdeenshire Council’s new Buchan area office.

Head of Roads and Landscape Services Philip McKay said: “The current Kirk Street pedestrian crossing is coming to the end of its useful life and has to be replaced.

“This work will allow us to both upgrade the crossing to allow for greater public safety and adjust its position to meet changing pedestrian needs.”

Aberdeenshire Council apologises in advance for any inconvenience caused by the work, which is expected to start in mid-February and will last for two to three weeks.

Further details will be released closer to the time.

For details on up-to-date road closures, please visit the Aberdeenshire Council website.