Aberdeen city centre road to reopen this weekend

A road in the heart of Aberdeen’s city centre will reopen this weekend.

Upperkirkgate will be opened to traffic heading eastbound on Sunday, December 10.

A stretch of the road, between Flourmill Lane and Gallowgate, had been shut for work on Marischal Square and Broad Street.

The council have said the road is reopening to help ease traffic flow.

Councillor Marie Boulton, Aberdeen City Council’s spokesperson for City Centre Masterplan projects, said: “Reopening Upperkirkgate in December will enhance accessibility and traffic flow during the busiest shopping month of the year and is a positive step forward as we work towards the overall vision for Broad Street and the surrounding area.

“We are continuing to engage with traders on Upperkirkgate, with a meeting scheduled for early in the New Year to provide a further update on the milestones and timeline of the project.”

However, the road may need to be shut again as work continues on Broad Street next year.