Aberdeen’s ‘unofficial bypass’ to close temporarily for AWPR/B-T works
The B979 at Milltimber Brae will close temporarily near the junction of A93 from 8pm on Friday 27 January until 6am on Monday 30 January to enable essential utility works to be undertaken as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.
The diversion for drivers travelling south involves using the A93 North Deeside Road and turning right onto South Anderson Drive. They should then continue over the Bridge of Dee and turn right onto the B9077 (Leggart Terrace/South Deeside Road). Local access will be available to the B979 from the south via the B9077. For those continuing southwards on the B979 Netherley Road, drivers will be able to continue as normal from that point. For those travelling north, the reverse journey will be required.
HGVs are unable to use the Bridge of Dee and those travelling north should instead follow the signed alternative route via Great Southern Road, Riverside Drive and Holburn Street. The reverse journey is necessary for those travelling south.
Access for local residents and businesses will be maintained throughout the road closure.
A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:
“This coming weekend will see the temporary closure of a small part of the B979 Milltimber Brae. This closure will allow essential utility works to be carried out safely in an area between just north of Milltimber Farm to the junction with the A93 North Deeside Road.
“This road is a well-used commuter route and the contractor has timed this closure to minimise the impact it may have on road users. However, we would like to encourage those drivers who would consider using this route at weekends to plan their journey in advance. They should also give themselves additional travelling time so that they can reach their destination safely and on time.”
"We thank road users in advance for their patience during this period."
When complete, the AWPR/B-T will help to reduce congestion, cut journey times, improve safety and lower pollution in Aberdeen City Centre. It will also enable local authorities to develop public transport solutions.
The AWPR/B-T project is expected to bring in an additional £6 billion to the north-east economy and create around 14,000 jobs over the next 30 years, including more than 1,000 jobs for the construction industry. There will also be tangible benefits for the business community and road users with better journey time reliability and reduced congestion.
Further details on this upcoming period of traffic management can be found at http://www.transport.gov.scot/road/aberdeen-western-peripheral-route/traffic-management