Plans to transform a major city centre street have been given a final seal of approval.
Councillors have approved plans to pedestrianise a section of Broad Street, following a public consultation.
The authority voted to establish a route solely for buses, cyclists and pedestrians in the summer.
But following this they were required to carry out a consultation during which one objection was received. However, the communities, housing and infrastructure committee agreed to push on with the project.
Last night, the council’s deputy leader said the move would play a key role in the city centre masterplan.
Councillor Marie Boulton said: “The aim is to provide more public realm space in the city for events and cultural activities while developing our road networks, which can help to drive new development and economic opportunities for Aberdeen.
“The decision is another step forward in Aberdeen’s transformation and a positive change for residents and the business community.”
Last month, the city secured £1million in funding from Sustrans Scotland to help fund a £4million revamp of the street which would include a roundabout at the Upperkirkgate as well as a water feature, public lawn and boulevard of trees.
The pedestrinisation plans have been welcomed by transport bosses in the city.
A First Aberdeen spokesman said: “First Aberdeen is supportive of Aberdeen City Council’s plans for the city centre, including Broad Street.
“Improving access to the city centre for bus services will encourage modal shift (people choosing buses over cars) and reduce
levels of harmful emissions in the city.
“We will continue to work closely with our partners at the city council to minimise disruption to bus services during delivery of the project.”
A spokeswoman for Stagecoach North Scotland added: “We fully support the development of Broad Street with bus access maintained. The road infrastructure within Aberdeen city centre plays a pivotal role in maintaining good value and reliable bus services for our customers.”
Work on the street is due to begin before the end of the year and finish in July.