AWPR - A93 to close west of B979 at Milltimber this weekend

The A93 North Deeside Road is expected to close west of its junction with the B979 Milltimber Brae around 8pm on Friday 18 August until 6am on Monday 21 August, as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty project.

The road closure will enable the contractor to undertake carriageway reconstruction works on the A93 North Deeside Road.

Diversions will be sign-posted. To gain access west of the A93 closure from the B979 Milltimber Brae, road users should turn right along the A93 North Deeside Road and then travel via the A93 Great Western Road, Springfield Road, B9119 Queen’s Road, A944 Skene Road, B9119 Tarland Road, the B979 Peterculter-Kirkton of Skene and the B979 Malcolm Road at which point they can re-join the A93 west of the closure. The reverse journey will be required for those wishing to reach the B979 Milltimber Brae from a starting point west of the closure.

Local access will be maintained for businesses and residents via the west side of the works only. Buses and emergency vehicles will be escorted through the site on the A93 during the closure.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:

“These road closures have been timed to take place over a weekend to minimise any inconvenience to road users and the local community while these reconstruction works are being undertaken. A further road closure will be put in place in the coming months to complete these works.

“We would like to encourage road users who need to travel through or nearby this area to plan their journeys in advance and give themselves additional travelling time so that they can reach their destination safely and on time.

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

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.