AWPR - Four night closures for B979 at Stonehaven

A short section of the B979, between Glenury Road and the new roundabout is expected to close for four consecutive nights from Monday 30 April until Thursday 3 May, as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.

Each night, the road will close from around 8pm and then re-open by 6am the following morning, enabling the contractor to carry out surfacing works on the B979.

Diversions will be signposted. 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 (Dunfermline to Stonehaven 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.

There will be no access to the A90 via the new southbound slip road during these closures.

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.

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.

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.

These works are weather dependent and are therefore subject to change at short notice.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:

“The works undertaken during these closures will go a long way in enabling the contractor to complete construction in this area.

“The contractor has been working closely with Police Scotland and the local authorities to ensure anyone who needs to use this section of the B979 during these overnight closures has an alternative available to them, while enhancing the safety of road users and road workers.

“Road users who would normally use this route at night 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.”