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Partial closure of the Formartine and Buchan Way during bridge repairs

09/12/13

The second phase of a project to repair a bridge on the Formation and Buchan Way bridge is due to get underway this week.

The route will be closed at the bridge over the River Don at Parkhill from Wednesday, 11 December until Friday, 20 December, weather permitting. During this period the bridge deck will be resurfaced and scaffolding used throughout the works will be dismantled.

Work carried out during phase one included the re-pointing of arch faces, arch vaults, abutments, spandrels, wingwalls, piers and parapets, and replacement of missing brickwork.

The bridge is a 50-metre long, three-span masonry and brick arch structure which crosses the River Don to the north of Dyce. It is part of an old single track rail route and is now a cycle and pedestrian route, forming part of the National Cycle Network Route One.

The bridge is shared by Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire councils. Aberdeen City Council is the lead partner in the repair project and has contracted Zenith Property Conservation Ltd to carry out the works.

Unfortunately it is not possible to provide a safe off-road diversion during the closure. Walkers and cyclists are advised to consider their options before heading out as they will have to start their journey north of the closed section. Cyclists and pedestrians should be aware that the A947 can be very busy with traffic during commuter times.