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Aberdeen to ban cars from city centre route to ease congestion

Aberdeen is to introduce congestion measures

Aberdeen is to introduce congestion measures

  • by FRANK URQUHART
 

ABERDEEN City Council is to bring in a temporary ban on vehicles travelling from Virginia Street and Trinity Quay onto Guild Street in a bid to improve traffic flow in the busy city centre area.

The ban will come into force on Monday after the morning rush hour. Westbound traffic from Trinity Quay will no longer be able to travel onto Guild Street, but will instead have to turn left onto Market Street.

A council spokeswoman explained: “The change is being introduced for a trial period to improve the capacity and operational efficiency of the traffic signal-controlled Market Street and Guild Street junction. It is anticipated that it will reduce congestion and delays at the junction.

“The Market Street and Virginia Street traffic corridor is one of the city’s busiest and it becomes increasingly busy with worsening congestion in the run-up to Christmas.”

She added: “Variable message signs will be used to remind motorists of the changes, and static information signs will be placed on King Street, Beach Boulevard, West North Street and Miller Street.”

 

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