AWPR - new A90 northbound merge to open at Charleston
The Charleston Bridge is expected to open to road users heading north from the A956 Wellington Road later this week, improving journey time reliability as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.
Road users intending to head north from the A956 Wellington Road at Charleston will be able to use the westbound carriageway across the new Charleston Bridge to access the new northbound merge and join the A90.
Some of the permanent traffic signals on the new grade-separated junction will also come into operation. Traffic travelling west from Wellington Road to head north on the A90 and traffic travelling along the A90 northbound diverge will be controlled by traffic signals at Charleston Bridge.
A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:
“This will be welcome news for road users heading north from Wellington Road at Charleston as they will no longer be diverted via the Findon/Marywell junction.
“Instead, they will join the new bridge from Wellington Road, follow the carriageway to the new northbound merge and join the A90 northbound.
“This new section of Charleston Junction will be controlled by traffic signals to ensure road users can safely join and leave the A90.”
In the coming weeks, the works at this junction will focus on improvements being undertaken on Wellington Road and some minor works on the A90 carriageway.