A busy Aberdeen roundabout could be scrapped and a well-used crossroads redesigned, the Evening Express can reveal today.
It comes a year after the city council said it planned to turn the roundabouts at King’s Gate and Broomhill Road into traffic light junctions.
And the local authority now wants to scrap the city’s Riverside Drive/ Great Southern Road roundabout in an effort to ease traffic flow when the AWPR opens.
The design of the junction on North Anderson Drive at Lang Stracht could also be changed under the plans.
Councillors will hear about the confirmed designs next month.
An update given to regional transport body Nestrans said: “Aberdeen City Council has commissioned SIAS consultants to look at four junctions on Anderson Drive and Great Southern Road for potential alteration once the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route opens.
“This would be with the aim to provide more opportunities for encouraging cycling and walking.
“A report with results of the modelling and a recommendation that detailed design commence for Broomhill and Westburn Road junctions with Anderson Drive, is due to go to communities, housing and infrastructure committee at Aberdeen City Council in January for consideration.”
It’s anticipated traffic on Anderson Drive will be reduced when the AWPR opens.