Council Lifts All Treasure Cave Temporary Road Closures and Diversions
Update Friday 17 June
From 9pm this evening (Friday 17 June), temporary road closures, diversions and traffic measures will be lifted after phase two of the demolition work on the rear of the Treasure Cave on Dumfries's Shakespeare Street was completed two days ahead of schedule.
The traffic measures - brought in by Dumfries and Galloway Council to ensure public safety during demolition work by the owner's contractor - were set to be eased 6pm Sunday 19 June.
However, following a safety inspection by council officers this lunchtime, it was decided the section of Shakespeare Street between English Street and Brooke Street will be reopened to vehicles this evening. A single-lane closure will remain in place to allow the owner's contractor to continue demolition of the internal sections of the building and safely remove debris from the site.
Two-way traffic on Queen Street will be reinstated and vehicles will again be able to park down the west side (between No. 54 and No. 120 Queen Street).
In addition, the road diversions (see map below) that have been in place in Dumfries town centre since Monday 23 May will be removed.
Dumfries and Galloway Council has been in discussions with the Guid Nychburris Association and Police Scotland in recent weeks and is delighted that tomorrow's parade will now be able to follow its normal route.
Our officers will continue to maintain regular contact with the owner and their contractor throughout the remaining demolition process.
We will issue any further traffic-measure-related updates on the council's Facebook and Twitter pages. In this event, the webpage will also be updated.