Nairn Riverside paths and parking to be improved
Work will get underway on 8th October as part of a phased approach to improving sections of the footpath at the Riverside Park in Nairn. The car park at the football pitch will be resurfaced at the same time. It is estimated that the work will take 8 working days in total and will be carried out by contractor G F Job.
The works will be phased starting first with the section of path from the Jubilee Bridge to just beyond the car park and will replace the existing path with a 1.2 metre pathway. This work is expected to take up to 5 days and the footpath will be closed to allow safe working. Path diversions will be in place and will be clearly signed.
At the request of the Nairn Access Panel, a section of path just along from the car park will also be included in the project to address an issue with the camber of the footpath.
Work will then commence on the resurfacing of the car park and this second phase is expected to take up to 3 days. Members of the public are advised that parking will be limited over the first phase of the works as a compound will be set up by the contractor that will use half of the area. The car park will then be completely closed to allow the surfacing work to take place in the second phase.
Alternative parking is available throughout the project works at the car park adjacent to the Riverside changing rooms accessed via Mill Road.
Area Chair, Cllr Tom Heggie said: “This is a good example of joint working with the Access Panel who very clearly highlighted some issues that were not readily apparent, in particular the problem of the camber on the pathway.
“As this work has been under discussion for some time, we are pleased to see it getting started and that G F Job will be undertaking the work. We will look at further works once this part of an ongoing phased approach to maintaining and improving pathways has been completed. On behalf of the Nairn and Cawdor Ward Councillors, I would like to thank the Nairn Access Panel for their help in providing advice, guidance and support for this phase of the project.”