Public consultation to start on Bridge of Dee

Stuart Smith 2016, News

A month long public consultation is to start on 17 May as part of the assessment process for the Bridge of Dee Study.  This project has been investigating capacity issues and potential opportunities for the existing transport network in the Bridge of Dee area of Aberdeen.

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 2 Assessment.

Public exhibitions are being held from 12 noon until 8pm as follows:

Tuesday 17 May at Inchgarth Community Centre, Craiegievar Crescent, Garthdee

Wednesday 18 May at South Holburn Church, 539A Holburn Street

The options that have been considered will be available to view and officers will be on hand to respond to any queries.  Questionnaires will be provided at each venue to allow for feedback.  The consultation information will also be available on the Aberdeen City Council website from 17 May along with an on-line version of the questionnaire.

Three options were previously approved for more detailed appraisal and are being presented at the consultation. These options are:

Concept 6
A new upstream crossing with junction improvements; a new shared use cycleway/pedestrian bridge crossing adjacent to the existing Bridge of Dee; a new dual carriageway link road between Garthdee Road and A90 Stonehaven Road including the new crossing; Improvements to Garthdee Road to allow two lanes in each direction; and the widening of the existing Bridge of Dee road carriageway to enable HGVs and public transport to utilise this route.

Concept 6B
Contains all the elements of Concept 6 with the addition of a new link road between Inchgarth Road and A93 North Deeside Road.

Concept 7
A new adjacent crossing with junction improvements and a new single carriageway link road between Leggart Terrace and A90 Stonehaven Road. The existing Bridge of Dee will become a dedicated non-motorised user facility.

Nestrans Board Member and Aberdeen City Council Transport and Regeneration spokesman Councillor Ross Grant said:

“We would encourage as many people as possible to look at the proposals and let us know what they think either through the website or during the exhibitions.”