Site investigation in is to start later this month in Aberdeen’s Merchant Quarter.
As part of ongoing work to alleviate flooding issues, Scottish Water and its alliance partner Amey-Black & Veatch are preparing to carry out site investigation work.
The project, which will improve the capacity of the sewer network in storm conditions, will see trial excavations undertaken in Shore Brae, Market Street, Trinity Quay, Trinity Street, Carmelite Street and Guild Street areas of the city.
ABV project manager Bruce Macgregor said: “The planned investigation work is necessary so that we can plan future improvements for an important area of the city. We need to make sure we identify the right solution to reduce the risk of flooding for everyone - and understand potential challenges as far as we can at this stage.
“We appreciate that any work in this area will cause disruption for local businesses, residents and road users. In consultation with the City Council, we have tried to avoid the busiest times of year and to phase the work to minimise the impact on traffic as far as possible.”