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Transport Infrastructure Improvements
Following approval from the Policy and Strategy Committee of 4 September 2007 a study of the Berryden Corridor has been carried out to address this pinch point on the City network. The study has now been completed and the documents produced through the assessment process have been finalised. This report seeks approval for the preferred option to be taken forward for detailed investigation and design.
ACC's Infrastructure Programmes team have co-ordinated the various aspects of the study and have compiled the final option appraisal report based on the Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG). The study commenced with a stakeholder workshop to gather the concerns, issues and opportunities of the local community, business sectors, emergency services and public transport providers, amongst others. Following on from this, officers established the objectives of the scheme against which any options could be assessed. The impact of future road network proposals and any committed developments which may impact, was taken into account when compiling the traffic model of the area on which the options were tested. The options were developed in partnership with the Council's Roads Design team to ensure the feasibility of any proposals.
On development of optimum options, the scheme has been subject to public consultation in Spring 2009. It was also assessed for the anticipated environmental impacts and economic benefits.
Update on Berryden Corridor Transport Infrastructure Improvements
Following the approval of Enterprise, Planning and Infrastructure Committee on 26 November 2009 to progress the design of the scheme officers have developed a site footprint for the future works.
Please note that the scheme layout may change as detailed design works progress although given the physical constraints on the corridor it is not anticipated that the design will change significantly from that shown in the plans below.
Further design stages, land and property acquisition, and planning applications (where necessary) will be required prior to the proposed phased construction.
Phase 1 of the project which starts at Maberly Street Roundabout and finishes north of the Berryden Road/ Hutcheon Street junction, has now been awarded funding for construction within the 13/18 capital budget. More detailed timescales for delivery will be reported in due course.
The project remains a priority for the Council within its overall transport strategy and the remaining phases will be included in future budgets within a programme of delivery that best suits the City's needs. Alternatives sources of funding will also be utilised where available.
If you have any questions about Phase 1 of the construction programme please contact the Roads Projects Team telephone 01224 522410.
Documents relating to the study
(some of these .pdf files are large and will take time to open)
Berryden Corridor Transport Infrastructure Improvements -
- Berryden Corridor Study - Traffic Modelling Final Draft
- Berryden Public Consultation Report
- Berryden Transport Improvements Traffic and Economic Assessment
Berryden Corridor - Drawing 1
Berryden Corridor - Drawing 2
Berryden Corridor - Drawing 3
Berryden Corridor - Drawing 4
Of the two proposals shown in Drawing 4, the option of "Bedford Road With Bus Gate" is Aberdeen City Council's preferred option.
- Transportation Strategy and Programmes
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Frequently Asked Questions
- What happened to previously approved measure re junction Hutcheon Street?
- With reference to the removal of part of the playground at Skene Square School to make way for the new road, has anyone from the council viewed how cramped the kids are in the playground at present?
- What is a busgate?
- Access from the North and Berryden Corridor. Are these 2 routes not one and the same?
- How do my family access our own home on Caroline Place? How do we access our house when driving along Westburn Road towards Hutcheon St? I drive down Westburn Road towards Berryden junction then turn right on to Caroline Place. Will I be able to do this?
- Where do family and friends park their cars when visiting us?
- Will there be appropriate detours in place while construction of the roads is happening?
- Will safety measures be put in place to stop Ashgrove Road becoming a shortcut and avoiding traffic?
- Do any of the people responsible for drawing up this proposal cycle regularly?
- When is the only decent solution (by-pass ring road) going to be implemented in oil-rich Aberdeen? Why do we have trucks in town crossing the Don and Dee and using tiny roundabouts? How many cyclists are going to be hit/ killed before the council finally takes its responsibilities
- Concerns regarding the route of the dual carriageway straight through a residential area and past 2 primary schools. Why are no alternative proposals being put forward?
- Why has no consideration been given to routing traffic via Powis Terrace and the existing dual carriageway to Mounthooly Roundabout?
- Is it really necessary to have 2 entrances to the retail park on Berryden Road? Why not only have 1 entrance at the existing roundabout and redesign the car park layout within?
- Will the drainage pond be dangerous beside a children’s playground and will it becoming a dumping ground? Is there really any need for this?
- Will the scheme actually be fully implemented?
- Will people on Great Northern Road still be able to make right turns out of their drives with the dual carriageway in place?
- Where will people who currently park on Great Northern Road be able to park if the dual carriageway is built?
- Will there be restrictions turning on to and from Westburn Road?
- How will people coming out of Bob Cooney Court manage to cut across the dual carriageway to make a right turn into Westburn Road?
- What are the benefits of the proposals?
- What are the costs/downsides of the proposals (especially environmental and quality of life issues)?
- How do you intend stopping people coming off the dual carriageways and rat running up Rosemount Place?
- What will the impact be on Denburn underpass where it meets station/harbour pinch point?
- Which buildings have to be demolished?
- Will the footpaths be narrowed outside Skene Square School and will there be safety barriers?
- People currently do 60, 70, 80 mph down Westburn Road. Will there be anything to stop the same happening in the corridor?
- What is the purpose of the large pond beside Berryden Road?
- Why are you creating a motorway through the city?
- Why has no filter system been installed for right turn traffic on the corridor?
- Scheme seems very car friendly. Should we not be looking to reduce car use and environmental impact?
- Particulate air pollution increases near major roads and health risks are well known. What will the impact of this be on school pupils in school and playground?
- How does losing a part of school playground improve health?