Aberdeen Bypass A96 beams set for installation

To ensure the safety of road users and construction workers, the A96 near Craibstone will need to close overnight (each evening from 2000hrs until 0600hrs the following morning) at weekends to allow the beams to be lowered into place. The overnight closures will take place over three weekends, between Friday 13th May and Sunday 15th May; Friday 20th May and Sunday 22nd May; and Friday 27th May and Sunday 29th May.

Diversions will be clearly sign-posted for westbound and eastbound traffic.

Westbound traffic will be in dedicated lanes from the Sclattie Roundabout. Traffic travelling onto Dyce Drive should take the right hand lane. Traffic travelling westbound should take the left hand lane and then turn left onto Forrit Brae and onto the C89C Chapel of Stoneywood-Fairley Road. A one-way system will be in place on the C89C Chapel of Stoneywood while this diversion is in place.

Eastbound traffic will turn left onto the U53C Chapel of Stoneywood-Newton Kirkhill Road. A one-way system will be in place until road users reach the Dyce Drive junction.

An AWPR/B-T spokesperson said:

“This is the longest road construction project currently underway in the UK, and the placement of these beams will ultimately allow AWPR traffic to travel over the A96 so this is a major milestone for the project. However, for safety reasons it will be necessary for the A96 to close overnight at weekends while the beams are moved into place.

“We have been working closely with Police Scotland and the local authorities to minimise any inconvenience that these beam lifts may cause to road users. The diversions have been carefully planned to ensure that anyone who needs to use the A96 during the closures has a safe alternative route.

“Drivers are strongly encouraged to follow the road signs in place throughout the diversion.
“We would like to take this opportunity to thank road users and the local community for their on-going support and patience during the
construction works.”

The beams, which were delivered at the beginning of April, are already on site.

Further information on major traffic management in this area and across the AWPR/B-T project can be found on the project website at http://www.transport.gov.scot/road/aberdeen-western-peripheral-route/traffic-management

Published 12 May 2016 Tags