Contracts have been awarded for new research into improving transport links across Aberdeen.
The “Aberdeen cross city connections study” will be carried out by IAS, Peter Brett Associates and Energised Environments.
The city council’s deputy leader Marie Boulton said: “This is a step forward in producing our Aberdeen cross city connections study which will benefit both residents and visitors to the city. We look forward to the study starting.”
Ramsay Milne, chairman of regional transport partnership Nestrans, said: “We welcome the appointment of the collaboration of the three companies which will help move the study forward.
“It is important for the whole of the Aberdeen city and Aberdeenshire areas that transport connections both between new developments and around the AWPR are worked collaboratively with different partners.”
This initial stage of the study is expected to take about a year to complete, with the results informing a more detailed assessment of options.