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Berryden corridor faces delays

The buildings demolished as part of the Berryden Corridor project
The buildings demolished as part of the Berryden Corridor project

A new report to city councillors has put the timescales for the delivery of the long awaited Berryden Corridor in doubt.

In council papers to be presented to the City Growth and Resources Committee, the timeline for delivery of the £26.4million scheme have been marked with an ominous ‘red’ warning.

The project is due for completion in 2020.

Opposition SNP councillor Alex Nicoll said: “Road users in Aberdeen will be deeply concerned to learn that the timeline for delivery of the Berryden Corridor appears to have, yet again, slipped.

“The abysmal record of this administration on delivering key projects is all to well-known and this project now appears to be another feather in their ever-expanding cap.

“With delay inevitably comes cost rises and, with an apparently dire warning over the resources in place to deliver the improvements, I am left wondering just how much this is all now going to cost.”

But council roads spokesman Ross Grant (Aberdeen Labour) said:  “The hypocrisy of the SNP about any delay to the Berryden Corridor is simply staggering considering that as part of the SNP St Valentines Day Massacre budget cut of £127million in 2009, the SNP removed the capital spend for the Berryden Corridor and decided not to implement it.

“This administration is committed to delivering the Berryden Corridor however as we need to compulsory purchase land the process has taken longer than anticipated but I am confident this project will move forward at pace once all the legal work has been done to assemble the remaining land required.”

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