AWPR - A90 Traffic Management at Blackdog

Contraflows are expected to be in place on the A90 at Blackdog for six weekends to enable the contractor to undertake essential culvert works at Middlefield Burn, as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.

It is anticipated that the contraflows will be in use between the Tarbothill Junction and the Milden junction, with one lane travelling in each direction, from 8pm each Friday until 6am the following Monday on the following dates:

• Friday 27 October to Monday 30 October
• Friday 3 November to Monday 6 November
• Friday 10 November to Monday 13 November
• Friday 17 November to Monday 20 November
• Friday 24 November to Monday 27 November
• Friday 1 December to Monday 4 December

A temporary 40mph speed restriction will be in operation during each weekend. 

Diversions will be sign-posted. Whilst traffic is running on the northbound carriageway, it will not be possible to turn right on to or off of the A90 at Blackdog, the industrial estate or rifle range. Road users heading north towards Blackdog should turn onto the B999 (Aberdeen to Tarves Road) at Murcar Roundabout, head to the B999/B977Belhelvie junction, turn right to Belhelvie and re-join the A90 southbound at the A90/B977 junction at Balmedie. Road users intending to travel north from Blackdog should turn left onto the A90 southbound, turn around at the Murcar roundabout and re-join the A90 northbound.

Whilst traffic is running on the northbound carriageway during these two weekends there will be no access to the A90 from the existing Hareburn Terrace junction. Hareburn Terrace road users will instead be able to enter and exit Blackdog Village via the Rifle Range Junction using the newly constructed Blackdog Access Road and Wester Hatton Cottages Road.

Bus stops at Hareburn Terrace and Tarbothill will need to close during some of these works. A revised bus service will be in place with shuttle bus connecting at Murcar for Balmedie and Blackdog.  Further information can be found on the Stagecoach website on or by calling the Stagecoach office on 01224 597591.
A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:

“The contractor will be implementing contraflows over a number of weekends on the A90 at Blackdog to enable them to undertake essential culvert works at Blackdog, as well as constructing slip roads tie-ins, a new bus stop and pedestrian access.

“With these changes to the road layout in mind, we would like to ask road users to drive with more caution than usual and to observe all signage for their own safety, as well as for the safety other road users and the construction workforce.

“We would also like to thank road users and the local community for their on-going support and patience during the construction works.”