VIDEO: Making Kenneth Street more pedestrian friendly

Works are underway to make Stornoway’s Kenneth Street more pedestrian friendly by widening pavements and reducing car parking.

The section of Kenneth Street between South Beach Street and Francis Street, a length of around 75 metres, has been subject of numerous repairs over the past few years and has been identified as in need of resurfacing.

Works are ongoing on Kenneth Street.

Works are ongoing on Kenneth Street.

The project is estimated to cost in the region of £30,000 as it includes not only resurfacing but also widening of the pavement on the eastern side of the road and the addition of a disabled parking bay outside An Lanntair.

The works are being funded by £10,000 from the Comhairle’s Roads Investment Programme and £20,000 from the Capital Budget from the funds earmarked for the South of Harris Feasibility Study.

The narrow pavement outside Ken Macdonald & Co Lawyers and The Coffee Pot often means that pedestrians have to move on to the road to pass others and those with prams or pushchairs have little option but to step off the pavement.

The change means the loss of four on street parking places but was agreed as necessary by councillors in February last year.

The road works are ongoing and some delays are likely on this street.