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Almost £4million to be spent on city streets
Councillors have agreed a capital budget of almost £4million for Aberdeen's roads and infrastructure.
The Enterprise, Planning and Infrastructure Committee unanimously agreed how the £3,877,000 would be spent.
The lion's share of the money has been allocated for carriageway resurfacing, with £2,013,000 set aside for improving road surfaces. Included in the programme is: Great Northern Road from St Machar Drive to Printfield Walk; A944 Skene Road westbound from the Kingswells roundabout to Little Brodiach Cottage; two stretches of Powis Terrace; Market Street from Virginia Street to Commercial Quay; Westburn Road eastbound from Anderson Drive to Woodhill House; Holburn Street from Union Grove to Union Street; a number of stretches of Dyce Drive and Whitestripes Road; the Upper Persley Road; and George Street at the John Street junction.
Convener Barney Crockett said: "A run of exceptionally hard and prolonged winters, with temperatures varying from very low to relatively mild has hit the roads infrastructure hard.
"It is important that we continue to invest in the city's roads and infrastructure and maintain it as best we can. A considerable amount of work will be carried out in the coming months. We've agreed to invest £20million in roads and infrastructure over the next five years.
"There is a lot to be done and roads staff will be working through it systematically and prioritising the work appropriately. The work may cause some disruption over the course of the coming year, but the end result will be worth it."
The rest of the money is split across a range of projects:
A budget of £500,000 has been set for: the continued upgrade of traffic lights and pedestrian crossings city-wide;
Street lighting improvements, primarily the replacement of elderly lighting columns, have been allocated a £300,000 budget;
Cycling, Walking, Safer Streets projects, which are aimed at improving road safety and reducing accidents, have a budget of £232,000;
Road safety schemes, primarily small scale traffic schemes, lining and signing has a budget of £50,000;
A £512,000 budget has been set for footway and pavement resurfacing;
£100,000 has been allocated for drainage works;
£50,000 has been set aside for road sign replacement;
A budget of £50,000 has been allocated for weak bridge repairs and major bridge works;
The budget for flood prevention schemes has doubled from last year to £100,000.
Full details of the Roads and Transport Related Capital Budget Programme is available on the Aberdeen City Council website at www.aberdeencity.gov.uk