A huge redesign of Aberdeen city centre will cost more than £100million to complete, according to a report going before councillors this week.

Planned work in the central section of Union Street - due to get underway this spring - is already expected to cost £20million.

The road along Market Street to Bridge Street will be narrowed to widen pavements. And it will include a segregated bike lane down to north side of the street, weaving around islands for passengers to board buses.

Now, council road planners have totalled-up estimates for their other ideas for Aberdeen city centre, which they promise could be worth more than £500million to the local economy.

The streetscape project includes the east and west ends of Union Street, the surrounding West End roads, the historic streets around the Green and the Merchant Quarter, as well as the Castlegate.

And, finally priced in December 2023, it will all add up to a bill of £97.25million.

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