Aberdeen Bypass beams set for delivery (1)
The beams will be delivered on special abnormal load trucks, which will carry one beam each, planned for Sunday 17 April.
The trucks will travel north on the A90 and exit onto Wellington Road before entering onto West Tullos Road. They will then turn right onto Great Southern Road and left onto Riverside Drive, before turning left onto Holburn Street. The loads will then travel right onto the A90 at the Bridge of Dee and continue across Anderson Drive before turning left on the A96 at the Haudagain Roundabout. They will then continue onto Inverurie Road before turning onto an unclassified road, signed Forrit Brae. The trucks will continue on Fairley Road to the site.
The deliveries will be transported during daylight for safety reasons, between approximately 7am and 3.30pm.
An AWPR/B-T spokesperson said: “The contractor has been working closely with Police Scotland and the local authorities to minimise any inconvenience that may be caused due to beam deliveries. The deliveries have to take place during the day for safety reasons but the trucks only enter the city when roads are quieter, between peak travelling periods.
“Beam deliveries are integral to the project, which will have 75 principal structures, including two river crossings and one railway bridge, and over 70 culverts, and therefore a significant number of these deliveries are expected over the next year or so.
“We would like to thank road users and the local community for their on-going support and patience during the construction work.”
More information on major traffic management works being undertaken on behalf of the AWPR/B-T can be found on the project site at http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/road/aberdeen-western-peripheral-route/traffic-management