Communities turn out in their hundreds for AWPR/B-T Exhibitions
Road users and communities across the north-east are being given the opportunity to look at the plans for the scheme, with an invite for more people to come along for the final week of the programme, starting in Aberdeen City Centre on Monday next.
The exhibitions include details on:
- The route
- The far reaching benefits of the project
- Progress of advance works
- Environmental mitigation
A Transport Scotland spokesman said:
“We have been encouraged by the tremendous response to the exhibition which has visited five locations along the route this week and provided communities with a chance to come and see the scheme plans and ask our engineers any questions they may have.
"We would like to beat that turnout, starting at the Music Hall on Union Street on Monday before concluding the tour in Dyce on Friday, and look forward to welcoming the public along to have a look.
“With the construction of the new road coming closer, it’s important people get a chance to remind themselves of the plans and what it will mean for them. Over the last few months we’ve been working hard to identify a preferred bidder to deliver the scheme, as well as take forward advance works before the general construction begins in earnest later in the year.”
Members of the project team will be available at each of the following locations to provide further information and answer any questions:
Music Hall Union Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1QS
Monday 30 June, 12 noon – 7pm
The Old Mill Inn, South Deeside Road, Maryculter, Aberdeen, AB12 5FX
Tuesday 1 July 2014, 12 noon – 7pm
Newmachar Hotel, Oldmeldrum Road, Aberdeen, AB21 0QD
Wednesday 2 July 2014, 12 noon – 7pm
Recreation Centre, Stonehaven Recreation Grounds Club,Beach Road, Stonehaven, AB39 2RD
Thursday 3 July 2014, 12 noon – 7pm
Dyce Community Centre, Gordon Terrace, Dyce, Aberdeen, AB21 7BDD
Friday 4 July 2014, 12 noon – 7pm
This scheme is expected to generate an additional £6 billion to the local economy and around 900 construction jobs, improve safety and cut congestion in and around Aberdeen.
Councillors and community councillors from Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire have already attended a preview of the exhibition on Friday 20th June.
Preferred bidder is ‘Connect Roads’ - a consortium comprising Balfour Beatty, Galliford Try (Morrison Construction) and Carillion.
For full details on the exhibitions, please visit, http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/community-engagement-1