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Aberdeen bypass given go ahead

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August 12 2011

Aberdeen bypass given go ahead
A 28 mile by pass of Aberdeen, first mooted more than 30 years ago, has finally been given the go ahead by the Court of Session  following the dismissal of a legal challenge from protesters by the appropriately named Lord Tyre.

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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