Bedford Road closes to through traffic as Third Don Crossing due to open next month

Bedford road is to close from 6am on Monday, 30 May 2016, to allow the installation of a bus gate. Only buses will be able to access the road during the works. Works will be completed on Monday, 6 June 2016.

Bedford Road is to remain closed permanently as a through route to all traffic except buses, pedestrians and cyclists. The closure of Bedford Road is part of traffic management plans relating to the new Third Don Crossing and Berryden Corridor.

An Aberdeen City Council spokesperson said: “The work essentially means that cars will no longer be able to use Bedford Road as a through route. It is part of a wider plan to improve traffic flow in and around the city following the opening of the Third Don bridge. Residents will be able to access Hermitage Avenue, Bedford Avenue and Sunnyside Road from Powis Terrace. Bedford Road Retail Park will be accessible from Powis Terrace, only.

“We apologise for the initial inconvenience that this will inevitably cause, however the bigger picture is about easing congestion and speeding up journey times and ultimately we will achieve that.”

Local diversions will be in place to facilitate these works. Motorists are asked to use an alternative route if at all possible.