AWPR- BYPASS SECTIONS TO BE DELIVERED EARLY
The Scottish Government’s intention is that the Craibstone and Dyce junctions at the airport will now open by autumn 2016, with the Balmedie-Tipperty section expected to finish by spring 2017.
Mr Brown says the Scottish Government has worked hard to secure these early wins and that airport users, local businesses and communities will welcome the news.
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Mr Brown said:
“The Scottish Government is investing nearly £1 billion to bring the transport network in the north east up to 21st century standards, and we are determined to alleviate the congestion we see on the roads in and around Aberdeen on a daily basis. The scheme will bring around £6 billion worth of benefits and 14,000 jobs to the north-east economy, and we want these benefits felt as soon as possible.
“That is why we have brought forward the completion date of the Aberdeen bypass to winter 2017, with a promise to press for a deal to bring forward other key sections of the scheme earlier too.
“I can confirm today our intention that the Craibstone and Dyce Junctions are now expected to finish by autumn 2016, and the Balmedie-Tipperty section by spring 2017. This good news will allow local plans in the Dyce Drive areas around the airport to be taken forward with certainty, and bring much needed relief to drivers accessing Aberdeen from the north of the city on the A90.”
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