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Tenders opened for Third Don Crossing works


Tender submissions for the Third Don Crossing construction works have been opened.

Aberdeen City Council invited offers for the 15.5million project, which will see the creation of a new bridge over the River Don, a new stretch of road linking it to the road network north of the Don, and the realignment and upgrading of roads to the south of the river.

Council leader Jenny Laing said: "The Third Don Crossing is one of the priorities identified in our Strategic Infrastructure Plan as a key strategic infrastructure project which is necessary to underpin the city's continuing growth.

"The opening of the bids marks a clear milestone in this important roads project. The Third Don Crossing is a significant piece of infrastructure for Aberdeen, which will relieve pressure on the extremely busy roads network in the north of the city and help to reduce journey times and congestion.

"The next stage is to formally appoint a contractor, which we will do in the next few weeks to ensure construction can begin as soon as possible."

Officers will now consider the four bids and it is anticipated they will recommend a preferred bidder to Finance, Policy and Resources Committee later this month.

The Third Don Crossing will see the construction of a new single carriageway link road between the Parkway/Whitestripes Road junction and the Tillydrone Avenue/St Machar Drive junctions, including the construction of the new bridge.

Construction will start later this year and the new bridge is due to be substantially completed and open to the public by late 2015.