A TOTAL of £22 million will be pledged in February in a bid to start work on a massive road scheme, the Evening Express can reveal today.
Aberdeen City Council will put forward the money as part of its annual budget as part of plans to develop Aberdeen’s Berryden Corridor.
And it’s hoped work could start as early as the middle of next year.
It comes after around £1.5m was put aside by the local authority earlier this year for legal, design and investigative works for the scheme, with the council previously estimating that the whole project would cost £16.3m.
Work is now nearing completion on finalising the amount of land needed for the upgrade, where the number of compulsory purchase orders required for the development will be revealed to members of the local authority’s finance, policy and resources committee.
A decision, which is expected to be made at February’s meeting, will then be made before the local authority can proceed with the project.
Initial plans for the Berryden Corridor were bought forward in 2003, with the proposals being earmarked in the 2009 budget.
The project will involve dualling the route from Skene Square and Maberly Street to Great Northern Road.
The first phase is expected to run from Skene Square to the entrance of Next at Berryden.