AWPR Opening: Traffic Management measures to allow section to open
A series of traffic management measures will be put in place to enable the AWPR contractor to open the Craibstone to Stonehaven and Charleston section of road on Wednesday 12 December.
These include measures to safely guide traffic from the new A90 at Craibstone, a temporary route between Craibstone and Blackdog Roundabout and overnight lane closures in advance of the road opening to traffic.
A90 Craibstone Junction Northbound
Temporary traffic management will be in place on the new A90 northbound between Kingswells North Junction and Craibstone Junction to guide road users safely off the A90 until the remainder of the AWPR opens to traffic.
As these traffic management measures will begin in the vicinity of Kingswells North Junction, the northbound slip road onto the A90 at Kingswells North Junction will remain closed for safety reasons.
To join the AWPR northbound to Craibstone, road users should travel to the Kingswells South Junction or continue to use existing routes which are expected to be quieter. Road users travelling southbound from Craibstone will be able to leave the A90 at Kingswells North using the exit slip road.
Traffic routing between Craibstone to Parkhill and Blackdog
The signed route to direct traffic from Craibstone to Parkhill has been agreed with the local roads authorities. Road users travelling east from Craibstone should use the A96 and onto the A92 (previously the A90) until they reach Blackdog Junction where they can re-join the AWPR to Parkhill or continue north on the new A90 Balmedie to Tipperty section. The reverse journey should be used for those wishing to travel south to Craibstone. This will be in place until the works at the River Don Crossing are complete and the remaining AWPR section opens to traffic.
Overnight lane closures
Overnight lane closures will be required on several locations on the road network for essential transition works prior to this major section of the AWPR opening to traffic.
These lane closures, which will allow signage and road markings works to take place, will begin at 8pm on Tuesday 11 December and will be removed before the new A90 opens to traffic. The roads affected are the A92 at Stonehaven and Charleston, the A93 North Deeside Road, the A944 at Kingswells and the A96 at Craibstone Roundabout.
A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:
“These temporary traffic management measures are necessary to ensure the Craibstone to Stonehaven and Charleston section is ready to use on Wednesday 12 December. These works must be undertaken to ensure the correct signage and road markings are in place for road users.
“We would like to encourage those drivers who would consider using these routes to plan their journey in advance and allow themselves additional travelling time so that they can reach their destination safely and on time.
“We also ask road users to observe all signage and to drive carefully to ensure their safety, the safety of other road users and of road workers. This is a large section of road opening and road users must be mindful that they are not used to the road layout and be considerate of others.
"We would again like to thank road users and the local community in advance for their patience."