Berryden corridor improvement

The project

The existing Berryden corridor facilitates journeys between the city centre, the north of Aberdeen and beyond. The corridor represents a pinch point in the city road network and has been identified as a route operating beyond its capacity leading to significant congestion and journey time delays, particularly at peak times.

The Berryden Corridor Improvement Project involves widening the existing road and junction improvements between Skene Square and Ashgrove Road, and constructing a new section of road between Ashgrove Road and Kittybrewster roundabout.

The project will provide substantial benefits across the north of the city and beyond including:

  • Improved journey times and connections. 
  • Reduced congestion.
  • Improved pedestrian and cycle provision.

It will also build on the benefits gained from the opening of Diamond Bridge further improving connections within the city.

Public engagement 

A public exhibition, where plans of the project can be viewed, will be held in Sainsbury’s, Berryden Road, AB25 3SA on Friday 29 November from 10am to 8pm and on Saturday 30 November from 10am to 5pm.  

An online exhibition is also available and will run from Tuesday 19 November to Monday 16 December 2019.  You can access the online exhibition below: 
Online exhibition


Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO)

The use of Compulsory Purchase is necessary to acquire land required to build the project. Notice for the making of the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) was served in November 2018. There are no set timescales for the CPO process but typically it can take around 12-24 months. Road construction will not take place until the land acquisition process is completed.

You can read the Scottish Government's guide to compulsory purchase and compensation on their website at the link below:

Compulsory Purchase and Compensation

The Compulsory Purchase Order can be inspected on request at Marischal College. 

Download the CPO map below:

Download the Statement of Reasons below:

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