Consultation starts for improving transport connections on A947 corridor

Lucy JohnstonNews

A drop-in session is being held as part of a public consultation to further develop options walking, wheeling, and cycling interventions on the A947 from the Parkhill junction on the bypass (AWPR) to the A96 junction at Bucksburn including through Dyce.

The study continues the ongoing work of Aberdeen City Council and partners to consider means of locking-in benefits of the bypass on the principal transport corridors linking Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen.

The study area, which includes both Riverview Drive and Victoria Street through Dyce, will place particular focus on how to improve conditions for pedestrians, wheelchair users, cyclists, horse riders, and public transport users of the route for both southbound movements towards the city centre and northbound movements towards the Aberdeenshire boundary.

Aberdeen City Council Net Zero, Environment and Transport Committee convener Councillor Ian Yuill said: “I’d encourage people who use the route and particularly residents in the local area to take part in the study.

“It is to be welcomed that we are nearing the end of the process to identify options for improving transport connections on the A947, alongside those for the A96, as part of the continuing work to lock-in the benefits of the AWPR in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.”

The new public consultation builds on work completed in 2022 following an initial study which included public and stakeholder consultation to identify options with merit to appraise or design in further detail.

Since summer 2023, work has been progressing to further develop options for the corridor which have been assessed against renewed study objectives and Scottish Government transport appraisal criteria.

As part of the current work, there are five option packages which represent combinations of options in different parts of the study area and various types of intervention.

The results of this consultation will be used to finalise the appraisal of the options within the five packages. This will help to define the recommended package of measures for further development and design.

Aberdeen City Council has commissioned a Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG)-based study to identify options for the corridor. AECOM has been commissioned to undertake this study.

The drop-in session is being held on Thursday 6 June 2024 from 4pm to 8pm, at Donside Room, The Craighaar Hotel, Waterton Road, Aberdeen, AB21 9HS. The public consultation is available at https://consultation.aberdeencity.gov.uk/place/a947-multi-modal-corridor-study-consultation