Consultation on Bridge of Dee Improvements

Stuart Smith 2013, News

A public consultation is being undertaken on a key transportation project to investigate capacity issues and potential opportunities relating to the existing transport network in the Bridge of Dee area.

The study is being funded by Nestrans and follows on from previous work, completed in May 2008, which identified the long-term need for additional capacity across the River Dee.

A number of options have been identified and developed for consultation with stakeholders.  The aim of the consultation is to engage with the public on the options being considered, obtain feedback and report findings as part of the Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) Part 1 Assessment. The consultation period will begin on Tuesday [17 September] and run until 4 October.

As part of this, a number of public exhibitions are being held and a questionnaire is available for feedback. The venues and dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday, 17 September at Inchgarth Community Centre, Craigievar Crescent, Garthdee from 12pm-8pm;
  • Wednesday, 18 September at South Holburn Church, 539A Holburn Street from 10am-8pm;
  • Thursday, 19 September at Marischal College, Broad Street from 10am-5pm

The plans will be displayed at each venue and officers will be on hand to explain the proposed options in more detail and to answer any questions.  Details of the proposals, including layouts and operational information, can also be found in the Current Consultations section of the Aberdeen City Council website at www.aberdeencity.gov.uk

Interested parties are urged to make their views known by filling in the questionnaire Paper copies are available at each exhibition and on request.  An online version is also available at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/bridgeofdee.  Additional comments can be made in writing with the heading “Access from the South – Bridge of Dee Study” and sent to: Transportation Strategy and Programmes, Planning and Sustainable Development, Enterprise, Planning and Infrastructure, Aberdeen City Council, Business Hub 4, Ground Floor North, Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1AB.

Comments can also be emailed to programmes@aberdeencity.gov.uk with the subject line “Access from the South – Bridge of Dee Study”.  For further information call Aberdeen City Council’s Transportation Strategy and Programmes team on 01224 523476.