Aberdeen bypass sparks city centre renewal hopes
February 18 2019
Transport Scotland are to open the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route to road traffic from tomorrow with completion of the final 4.5-mile section connecting Craibstone and Parkhill.
Construction work was completed by Galliford Try following the collapse of Carillion last year, mid-way through delivery of the £745m infrastructure project, compounding a series of delays and defects which have plagued the project since work first began back in 2015.
Aberdeen City Council co-leader Douglas Lumsden commented: “The premise of the city centre as a destination rather than a thoroughfare will become far more appealing and the City Council is supporting that with developments that are bringing positive change to Aberdeen’s traditional heart.”
The 36-mile route has been steadily opened in stages with motorists urged to drive with caution while they become accustomed to the new route.
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