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Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route / Balmedie to Tipperty

The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route / Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project is a major transport infrastructure project. It will significantly improve travel in and around Aberdeen and the north east of Scotland.

Under Construction

Status update – 15 December 2016

The contractor agreed a comprehensive schedule of remedial works in early 2016 with the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) to provide additional protection for watercourses during the construction phase of the project. These works are now complete and the contractor is continuing to monitor watercourses throughout the site, while maintaining regular dialogue with SEPA. Transport Scotland takes its environmental responsibilities seriously and will work closely with the contractor to ensure that it is able to meet its obligations.

Scotland’s largest Non Profit Distributing (NPD) contract, the AWPR/B-T is under construction. This project is at the heart of the Scottish Government’s commitment to improve transport in Aberdeen and across the north east.

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The road will help to support:


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It is one of a number of transport infrastructure projects in the pipeline for the north east. Other projects include improvements to Haudagain Roundabout, a new Inveramsay Bridge and proposals to dual the A96 between Aberdeen and Inverness.

The AWPR/B-T project is being delivered by Transport Scotland, the national transport agency, on behalf of the Scottish Government and in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council.

Aberdeen Roads Limited (Balfour Beatty Investments Ltd, Carillion Private Finance (Transport) Ltd and Galliford Try Investments Ltd) is constructing the new 58 km road. The construction joint venture includes Balfour Beatty, Morrison Construction and Carillion.

Detailed maps of the project are also available to view.

Road sections

The AWPR/B-T consists of four sections:

  • Balmedie to Tipperty: 12km from Blackdog to Tipperty
  • Northern Leg: 16.1km from North Kingswells to Blackdog
  • Southern Leg: 18.7km from Charleston to North Kingswells
  • Fastlink: 11.5km from Stonehaven to Cleanhill

The first section of the AWPR/B-T works to open to traffic included the Craibstone and Dyce Junctions in August 2016. This section was brought forward following requests from stakeholders and subsequent discussions with the contractor. The remainder of the AWPR/B-T is expected to open to traffic in winter 2017/18

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When complete, the new road is expected to carry more than 43,000 vehicles each day through its busiest sections.


About the project

Information on Strategy, Procurement, Environmental and Ecological Mitigation for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty project.

Traffic management

The latest announcements on the traffic management of the AWPR/B-T project.

Construction progress

The latest announcements on the construction of the AWPR/B-T will be detailed here as the project progresses.


The AWPR/B-T project will bring substantial benefits to the whole of the north east of Scotland. This includes reducing congestion, improving journey times, cutting pollution in the city centre, boosting the economy, improving road safety and enhancing public transport.

AWPR webcams

View webcams to see progress as it happens

Community engagement

Engaging with local communities and businesses is at the heart of Transport Scotland’s major infrastructure projects and will continue to be a vital part of the AWPR/B-T Project.

Document library

Library of project documentation.

Contact Us

Aberdeen Roads Limited can be reached by post or by phone.

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