New road designs to be showcased for Aberdeen

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Designs that could result in reduced speeds, widened pavements and safer crossings will soon be on display to the public.

On Wednesday, June 19, the public will be invited to view the concept design for the Tilly-Wood Street Design Project, which aims to revamp Tillydrone and Woodside.

The proposed plans aim to reduce traffic volume and speed along Hayton Road and Don Street, improve pavements, provide better crossings and enhance public space through more greenery.

The designs have been developed following a nine month consultation by Sustrans and Aberdeen City Council, in a project that reached almost 3,000 people.

Emily Davie, Sustrans Scotland Street design project co-ordinator said: “We were delighted with the response to the initial designs for Tilly-Wood which attracted a huge number of comments from a wide range of people.

Concept design for the Hayton Road underpass

“We’ve used the extensive feedback gathered during March and April to refine the initial designs into a concept that we hope Aberdeen City Council will develop further and apply for funding through Sustrans Places for Everyone Programme.”

A drop-in session takes place at St George’s Church in Tillydrone between 3pm and 8pm.

There will be a “walk through” at 3.30pm and a short presentation at 7.15pm.

Refreshments will be available from 5pm by Tuk-In.

Sandra Macdonald, Aberdeen City Council’s transport spokesman,  said: “We are delighted that the concept designs for these ambitious proposals have been finalised and would like to say a big thank you to those involved, particularly the local residents who have so enthusiastically taken part in the process.”

The design can be viewed at www.tillywoodproposals.commonplace.is

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