Images of options to target an Aberdeen congestion blackspot – including a new six-lane bridge – were today unveiled to the public.
A month-long consultation into improving traffic around the Bridge of Dee will begin next week.
Aberdeen City Council today revealed artist’s impressions of two bridge designs that it’s hoped will alleviate congestion around the area.
One option would see a dual carriageway link road leave the A90 Aberdeen to Stonehaven road, opposite Nigg Way, and cross the Dee just west of Leggart Terrace.
The existing bridge would remain open to traffic and a new crossing for cyclists and pedestrians would be built immediately upstream.
Another option contains all elements above with the addition of a new link road between Inchgarth Road and the A93 North Deeside Road.
A third option would see the link road become a single carriageway and stop at Leggart Terrace rather than cross the Dee.
However, a new six-lane bridge for traffic would be built immediately upstream of the existing bridge, which would be used by pedestrians and cyclists only.
Aberdeen City Council transport and regeneration spokesman Councillor Ross Grant said: “The Bridge of Dee has long been a bottleneck for motorists so it is important that this project is moving on along with the other major infrastructure projects.
“Aberdeen City Council is investing £150m including the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, the A96 Park and Choose and airport link road and the Berryden corridor.
“This scheme should make a big difference transforming connectivity for residents, commuters and visitors getting around the city.
“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 the exhibitions.”
The public exhibitions will be held at Inchgarth Community Centre on Tuesday, May 17, from noon until 8pm and South Holburn Church on Wednesday, May 18, from noon until 8pm.
The public will have until June 17 to make their opinions known.