Option for Haudagain scheme going on display
Transport Minister Keith Brown welcomed the news that a preferred option for the Haudagain improvement scheme has been selected, and is encouraging anyone with an interest to attend the public exhibitions in Aberdeen on 24 and 25 April to view the proposals.
Mr Brown said:
“We are delivering on our commitment to make substantial improvements to the road network and reduce congestion for road users and recognise the effect that the bottleneck at Haudagain has on commuters using the A90.
“We remain on target for completing the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route in spring 2018, and are fully committed to commencing the improvement works at Haudagain then. We have made clear on numerous occasions that we need to await completion of the AWPR to avoid making the existing traffic congestion worse.
“The £3 million we have committed to the design work has allowed us to take work to a point where we are now able to identify a preferred option for Haudagain, and I met only last month with the Middlefield Area Regeneration Action Group and the local MSP where we had an open and positive discussion around plans for the area. Transport Scotland officials are continuing to work closely with council officials, who are responsible for the Middlefield Regeneration scheme, to identify a joint programme to take forward both projects together.
“We want local residents and road users alike to benefit from proposed improvements to Haudagain and later this month we will be unveiling those proposals. We would ask the public to turn up in numbers to see the plans for themselves and share their views.”
Public exhibitions are being held by Transport Scotland in Aberdeen on 24 and 25 April 2014 to give the public the opportunity to view the preferred option for the Haudagain Improvement scheme. Representatives from Aberdeen City Council will also be in attendance to answer any questions on the Middlefield Regeneration scheme.
Thursday 24 April 2014
12 noon – 7 pm
Friday 25 April 2014
11 am – 6 pm
Lord Provost Henry E Rae Community Centre