Aberdeen bypass given go ahead
August 12 2011
The £400m Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route is being championed as the solution to the granite city’s traffic clogged arteries by business leaders but many campaigners remain to be convinced.
Plans for the route were first approved by the Scottish Government back in 2009 but progress has since stalled following a legal challenge mounted by Road Sense, a local campaign group.
Welcoming the decision transport minister Keith Brown said: "The Scottish Government remain totally committed to the AWPR being completed as soon as possible and we are pleased we can now move forward with this project, which is vital to the future prosperity of the North-east and Scotland as a whole."
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