The public got their first glimpse at proposals to improve traffic around the River Dee yesterday.
Aberdeen City Council is considering three options for the Garthdee area, and yesterday launched a public consultation to get feedback from local road users.
The first option – concept six – includes a new dual carriageway link road between Garthdee Road and the A90 Aberdeen to Dundee route.
There would also be a cable bridge, with improvements made to the road to allow two lanes in both directions. The existing Bridge of Dee road would also be widened.
The second option – concept 6B – would include all of this, as well as a link between Inchgarth Road and North Deeside Road.
The last proposal – concept seven – outlines plans for an arch bridge, with junction improvements and a single carriageway link road between Leggart Terrace and the A90 Aberdeen to Dundee road.
The venture is expected to cost between £40million and £70million.
Brian Race, who attended the event, said he favoured the final proposal.
He added: “I think concept seven is the closest to what I think, it’s less expensive than the others.
“I’m not sure about the link road in Garthdee, it will be an issue for local residents.
“They need to deal with traffic in the retail area, it’s not possible to have any more going through there.”
Colin Morsley also went along, and was not convinced any of the proposals would solve the issue.
“I’m uncertain about how the plans are going to deal with traffic coming east from Cults, it’s not accounted for,” he said.
Hok Weng Chau, of Jacobs Consultancy, attended yesterday’s event and encouraged as many people as possible to make their preferences known.
He said: “We are working for Aberdeen City Council, Nestrans and Aberdeenshire Council to help find a solution to transport issues around the Bridge of Dee.
“The period of public consultation will run until June 17 and I would encourage as many people to come along and look at the three options we have available.”
Another consultation will run today from noon-8pm in South Holburn Church.