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Third Don archaeological work begins
Archaeological investigations which require to be carried out in advance of the construction of the Access from the North (Third Don Crossing) are due to get underway this week.
Edinburgh-based Headland Archaeology has been appointed to carry out the work on behalf of Aberdeen City Council.
Initial surveying will be undertaken today (Monday) before more invasive works, involving the use of mechanical plant to move earth, gets under way later in the week.
The investigation will involve the excavation of sample trenches to see if there is any evidence of archaeology under the existing soil. The investigation is focussed predominantly on the north side of the river.
Aberdeen City Council has allocated £15.36million capital funding for the Third Don Crossing, which could be substantially completed and open to the public by autumn 2015.
The project will see the creation of the Third Don bridge and a new stretch of road linking it to the road network north of the Don, as well as the realignment and upgrading of roads to the south of the river.