Residents in the High Street area have received letters from W.A. Fairhurst and Partners acting on the behalf of the Highland Council. The letter details how the work on the brae will commence on Monday April 13th and continue for 14 weeks.
This will obviously have an impact into the start of Nairn's tourist season and will also mean that drivers who normally uses the brae will have to find another route to their destinations during the work. Just exactly what the impact of that will be we will soon find out but it has been suggested by some that there may be problems at the Gordon Street Junction with the A96 and also at Waverly Road as Nairnites seek another route to go about their business. Perhaps those that come up the brae to look for a parking space will no longer bother and simply drive elsewhere to buy their papers, fags, butcher meat or get a takeaway?
The brae will be closed to 'all vehicular through traffic' during the contractors (Leiths) working hours which will 'generally be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Friday' and the letter adds that there may be some evening working to 8 p.m to complete paving work adjoining shop fronts.
This disruption will obviously impact on the shops further up the High Street too so the Gurn asks why all this couldn't have been done during the winter period?