Project set to improve the Deeside Way

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Aberdeen City Council has announced plans to start improvement works on three popular local paths, including the Deeside Way.

The Formartine and Buchan Way, paths in Hazlehead Woods and the Deeside Way will all benefit from the £435,000 investment.

Improvements to the city end of the Formartine and Buchan Way are already under way with council workers starting the project on Tuesday, January 13.

The works are part of a joint scheme between Aberdeenshire Council and Aberdeen City Council.

Improvements to the Deeside Way at Peterculter will begin on January 19 , on a short stretch of the former railway line west of Station Road South in Peterculter.

The work will include resurfacing a 400-metre stretch and re-profiling the railway embankment to allow easier public access. The section of path will be closed while works take place, with an alternative route along Station Road South. The car park at the old station platform in Peterculter will also be closed to the public while the scheme goes ahead, with alternative parking available at St Peter’s Heritage Centre.

The £45,000 project, which should be completed in four weeks, is being funded by Sustrans Community Link and Nestrans. Work is being carried out by CR Contracting North Ltd.

Communities, Housing and Infrastructure Committee convener Councillor Neil Cooney said: “Our footpaths take many thousands of walkers and cyclists every year through some of the best the city has to offer. These improvements will make the experience of using them even better and the investment will ensure they are maintained to a very high standard.”