AWPR Average Speed Cameras at Stonehaven and Charleston to be decommissioned

The temporary average speed cameras on the A90 at Stonehaven and Charleston are expected to be decommissioned next week, as works to complete these sections of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie-Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project continue. The permanent average speed camera system on the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven will remain.

The contractor also intends to remove the 50mph speed restriction on the A90 once the temporary average speed cameras have been decommissioned. It is anticipated that the cameras at Stonehaven will be removed from the A90 next week, while the cameras at Charleston will remain in place with ‘cameras not in use’ signs on display.

Although the average speed cameras will no longer be in operation, the contractor will be undertaking further works on the A90 utilising short-term, task-based restrictions. Road users should therefore continue to observe all signage and drive carefully to ensure the safety of workers, the safety of other road users and their own safety. Police Scotland will continue to monitor the speed of road users in this area using mobile enforcement units.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:

“The temporary average speed cameras at Stonehaven and Charleston are expected to be decommissioned next week. This has been approved by various stakeholders including Police Scotland and provides a further sign that the AWPR works at these locations are progressing well and nearing completion.

“Safety cameras aim to reduce the number of casualties on Scotland’s roads by encouraging improved driver behaviour. This temporary system has helped to enhance the safety of construction workers and road users while significant roadworks were underway.

“Works will still be taking place on and adjacent to the A90 but these will be carried out during periods when the road is expected to be quieter. Road users should continue to observe all signage and drive with more caution than usual until all works are complete.

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

Police Scotland will continue to monitor speed and driver behaviour on this section of road.

A North Safety Camera Unit spokesperson said:

“The North Safety Camera Unit would like to thank Road Users for their cooperation and high level of compliance whilst these temporary average speed cameras were in place.”

The average speed cameras between Blackdog and Balmedie will remain operational until the works in these locations are complete.

Aberdeen Roads Limited has been working closely with Transport Scotland, Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils, Police Scotland and the North Safety Camera Unit over the use of average speed cameras.