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A90/A96 Haudagain Improvement

Haudagain Roundabout is located in the north-west of Aberdeen and serves both the A90 and A96 Trunk Roads.

Status: 
In Preparation

Project Summary

The Haudagain Roundabout is a major road junction in Aberdeen and it is currently operating over its capacity. This causes significant queues and delays to traffic on the approach roads. The Haudagain Improvement scheme will identify potential options to alleviate the traffic congestion problem and deliver the preferred option.

The Scottish Government has committed to starting the construction of improvements to Haudagain once the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) is completed, which is currently anticipated to be in winter 2017/18.

What's happening?

A Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) report was published in July 2008 and identified the preferred option to solve the problem, which was to build a new link road through the Middlefield area. This was identified as 'option 5' in the STAG report.

Transport Scotland appointed Jacobs UK Limited in May 2013 as design consultants for the A90 / A96 Haudagain Improvement. Jacobs published a Design Manual for Roads and Bridges (DMRB) Stage 2 report in June 2014 which confirmed that option 5 was still the preferred option and that it continues to work effectively with the current development proposals.

Draft road orders for the scheme were published on 26 June 2015, with representations to the scheme proposals submitted by Friday 7 August 2015.

Project benefits

This project will improve traffic flow and journey time reliability on the approaches to the Haudagain Roundabout by reducing queuing.

Status

Details are available from the programme document.

Impact on travel

Temporary traffic management measures are expected to be in place for the duration of the works.

Traffic management

The travelling public should expect some disruption to their travel times during construction.

Environmental impact

An environmental and geotechnical review to assess the impact of the scheme on the surrounding environment was conducted.

Route option public exhibitions

Public exhibitions were held by Transport Scotland in Aberdeen on 24 and 25 April 2014 at Lord Provost Henry E Rae Community Centre, Manor Avenue, Aberdeen, which gave the public the opportunity to view the preferred option for the Haudagain Improvement scheme. The following information was made available at the public exhibitions:

Please see below, the Public Exhibition Summary Report including Appendices:

Draft Orders

Draft road Orders and accompanying Environmental Statement were published on Friday 26 June 2015.

A90/A96 Haudagain Improvement Environmental Statement
A90/A96 Haudagain Improvement Environmental Statement – Non-Technical Summary

Public exhibitions were held by Transport Scotland in Aberdeen on 1 and 2 July 2015 at Lord Provost Henry E Rae Community Centre, Manor Avenue, Aberdeen, following publication of draft Orders and Environmental Statement for the scheme on 26 June 2015.

The following information was made available at the public exhibitions:

The Virtual Reality Model fly through is indicative and based on the current design.

Scottish Ministers Decision

Following consideration of objections received to the draft orders Scottish Ministers’ decided that the holding of a Public Local Inquiry was not necessary and that the Orders should be made, subject to minor modifications.
Copy of the decision letter

Made Orders

Made Orders for the scheme were published on Friday 17 February 2017.

The A90 & A96 Trunk Roads (Haudagain Improvement) Compulsory Purchase Order 2017
The A90/A96 Haudagain Improvement Environmental Statement - Decision to proceed

Copies of the Orders together with the relevant plans may be inspected, free of charge, during normal business hours from 17 February 2017 until 31 March 2017 at:

The offices of Transport Scotland, Reception, 9th Floor, Buchanan House, 58 Port Dundas Road, Glasgow, G4 0HF from Monday to Thursday between the hours of 08:30 and 17:00 and on Friday between the hours of 08;30 and 16:30;

The offices of Aberdeen City Council, Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, AB10 1FY from Monday to Friday between the hours of 09:00 and 16:00;

Aberdeen City Council, Mastrick Access Point, Spey Road, Mastrick, Aberdeen, AB16 6SH from Monday to Friday between the hours of 09:00 and 16:00; and

‘The Hub’, the Lord Provost Henry E Rae Community Centre, Manor Avenue, Aberdeen, AB16 7UR between the hours of 09:00 and 17:00.

Contact

For more information please contact:

Major Transport Infrastructure Projects (MTRIPS)
Transport Scotland
Buchanan House
58 Port Dundas Road
Glasgow
Telephone: 0141 272 7100

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