AWPR - diversion of A90 southbound traffic at Stonehaven
Traffic using the A90 southbound carriageway at Stonehaven will be diverted via the new slip roads from around 8pm on Friday 11 May until 6am on Monday 14 May, as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.
To safely facilitate this diversion, it will be necessary to close a short section of the B979 Netherley Road.
These closures will allow the contractor to undertake finishing works on the new bridge which will carry the A90 over the B979 below.
There will be no access to the A90 via the new southbound slip road during these closures.
Diversions will be sign-posted. Road users wishing to access the A90 from Stonehaven should travel via the B979 David Street, Allardice Street and then the A957 Bridgefield, Dunnottar Avenue up to Glasslaw Junction. They should then turn right onto the A92, known locally as the Coast Road (Stonehaven to Dunfermline Road), which leads to the A90.
Access to Stonehaven from the A90 northbound diverge slip road will also be affected. Road users should continue on the A90, leaving at the Newtonhill flyover junction and re-joining the A90 heading south, taking the first exit to Stonehaven, U90K Den of Logie Road.
Access from the northbound A90 is unaffected for those wishing to travel west on the B979. Road users should leave the A90 as normal and follow the new roundabout, taking the B979 exit.
Road users heading south into Stonehaven on the B979 Netherley Road should use the new roundabout at Mains of Ury to join the A90 heading north towards Aberdeen. They should then leave the A90 at the Newtonhill flyover junction and re-join the A90 heading south, taking the first exit to Stonehaven, U90K Den of Logie Road.
For safety reasons, it will not be possible to permit access for pedestrians or cyclists through these closures; however, arrangements will be in place to provide complimentary transfers to the other side of the closure via the diversion. Signs at either side of the works will provide contact details for the taxi service.
A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:
“This weekend will see a significant, but temporary, change to road layout in Stonehaven and as such we would like to remind all road users to observe signage and drive with caution.
“Road users will not be permitted to use the southbound A90 mainline carriageway at Stonehaven and will instead be diverted off of the road via the diverge slip-road. They will then cross the B979 and re-join the A90 via the merge slip-road to continue their journey.
“To safely facilitate this diversion, it will also be necessary to close a short section of the B979 while this diversion is in place.
“The contractor has been working closely with Police Scotland and the local authorities to ensure anyone who needs to use the public road network during these closures has an alternative available to them, while maintaining the safety of road users and road workers.
“Road users, including cyclists and pedestrians who would normally use the B979 at the weekend, should plan their journeys in advance and consider giving themselves additional travelling time, so that they can reach their destination safely and on time.
“We would like to thank road users and the local community for their on-going support and patience during the construction works.”
For the latest traffic management information, visit the AWPR/B-T project site. Traffic management is subject to change.