Plans to regenerate Dunoon town centre took another step forward this week when improvement work began on the town’s Kirk Brae and Argyll Street.
The work is being carried out as part of the Queens Hall Refurbishment and public realm improvements. Included in the improvements are resurfaced footways; the creation of a new HGV parking and loading bay to service the Queens Hall stage area; and road resurfacing so that the new road layout all links in with the existing road layout.
Due to the extent of the work, Kirk Brae and Argyll Street will be closed for approximately five weeks. Local diversions are in place and Hillfoot Street/Ferry Brae is the key part of the route:
All local bus services which were normally routed along Argyll Street will now go via the Dunoon Ferry Terminal, along Tom-AMhoid Road, Hillfoot Street, Ferry Brae and onto Argyll Street.
Light goods vehicles making deliveries to businesses on Argyll Street (from the junction of Ferry Brae northwards) will take the same route.
Light goods vehicles wanting to make deliveries to businesses on Argyll Street (from the junction of Ferry Brae southwards) are requested to park on Alexandra Parade and then make their way on foot via Argyll Gardens.
Parents with children attending Dunoon primary School should note that there will be no parking on the eastern side of Hillfoot Street for the duration.
Businesses located on Hillfoot Street which have planned deliveries should contact the local roads officer at Milton House in Dunoon to make arrangements. However it should be noted that any delivery will need to be co-ordinated with the bus timetables to ensure that there are no conflicts.
Free parking will continue to be available at the following:
- Rock Café Car Park, Castle Street
- Dunoon Pier Breakwater, Argyll Street
- Hanover Street Hanover Street
- Kirk Street, Kirk Street
- Milton House, Milton Avenue
- Jane Street, Jane Street
- Edward Street, Edward Street
- Edward Street 2, Edward Street