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Union Terrace to become one way to traffic for around 10 months

Friday January 10th 2020 at 10:38 AM

A major city centre road is to become one way to traffic for around 10 months to allow the next phase of work on Union Terrace Gardens to be carried out.

Union Terrace will be reduced to one lane northbound from Union street to Rosemount Viaduct from Monday, 27 January,

It’s to allow contractor Balfour Beatty to safely carry out a number of improvements, including balustrade strengthening, the replacement of the existing arches (which run under the road), slab reinforcement and resurfacing.

Aberdeen City Council’s masterplan spokeswoman, Marie Boulton, said: “We appreciate that a one-way system on Union Terrace may inconvenience some travellers, however during construction we must put the safety of workers and the public first.  

“There is a huge prize to be won. The works will enhance Union Terrace Gardens’ existing heritage features and provide a platform for new elements that will greatly improve access and amenity, creating an inclusive garden for the 21st Century.  

“This is yet another milestone in the transformation our city centre and is to be welcomed as another step towards making Aberdeen an even more attractive place to visit, work and live.” 

The local authority has been working with both First Aberdeen and Stagecoach to draw up revised bus timetables.

The £25.7mil refurbishment of Union Terrace Gardens is expected to be complete in summer next year.

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