Plans for Kintore Station to go on display

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

Plans for infrastructure which will support the forthcoming railway station at Kintore will go on display to the public next week, ahead of the project reaching a major milestone in the coming month when a formal planning application is submitted. A pre-application exhibition will be held next Wednesday (14 March) in Kintore, giving members of the public and stakeholders the opportunity to drop-in and find out more about the project. Proposed plans for the development of the car park, access road and transport interchange will be on display with officers …

New path opened for more connectivity with Diamond Bridge

Lucy Johnston 2018, News

A new path has opened connecting an Aberdeen community to the benefits of the £22.3million Diamond Bridge after local residents requested it as an addition to the already extensive pedestrian and cycle path infrastructure created in the project. The £500,000 path connects residents in Balgownie to the new Gordon Brae and has been funded by Aberdeen City Council, Nestrans and the Scottish Government, through Sustrans Scotland’s Community Links programme. The third Don crossing was the biggest bridge infrastructure project to be built in Aberdeen in the last 30 years, and …

New online presence for north east road safety partners

Lucy Johnston 2017

Road safety partners across the north east of Scotland will promote safety advice and information from a new Twitter account. Road Safety North East Scotland (RSNES) will share information relevant to the local authority areas managed by Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council and Moray Council. The partners are drawn from the organisations jointly delivering the North East Scotland Road Casualty Reduction Strategy. In addition to the three councils, RSNES includes: Nestrans, NHS Grampian, the North Safety Camera Unit, Police Scotland and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service. The intention is …

Christmas cheer for Inverurie Rail Station parking

Lucy Johnston 2017, News

Third more spaces added Work starts on 13 November Completion over two phases Early November will see work starting on the 36 additional car parking spaces at Inverurie Station, the ScotRail Alliance has announced. Aberdeenshire Council, Nestrans and Luddon Construction will start work with the ScotRail Alliance on 13 November to complete the extension – which forms an early phase of the Inverurie Transport Interchange – by Christmas. Vacant land adjacent to the north west corner of the existing car park will be used to create the new spaces and …

Public display for A90 Laurencekirk options

Lucy Johnston 2017

Locals and road users will get the opportunity on 30 October 2017 to view and comment on the options under consideration for the much-needed Laurencekirk Junction Improvement scheme. Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said: “Since we appointed design consultants last September, we have been working hard to identify and undertake an initial assessment of options for the planned improvements at Laurencekirk. “We are now able to let the public see and comment on the options that are under consideration for this much-needed upgrade. “I would encourage as many people as possible …

Start of project to create a user-friendly community park area

Lucy Johnston 2017, News

A sod-cutting ceremony was held today for the start of a £1.546million project which will create a new user-friendly community park out of scrubland. The Middlefield Project will include raising the Scatterburn from underground to above ground to work as a flood alleviation scheme, creating new pedestrian and cycle-friendly paths, improved pavements on two streets beside the development, and installing new landscaping to create an attractive park area which will be user-friendly to the residents living in the surrounding areas. The Scatterburn used to be above ground however it is …