AWPR - overnight closure for northbound A90 at Stonehaven
The contractor for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project is expecting to close a section of the northbound A90 at Stonehaven this weekend to safely enable installation of a new variable message sign.
It is anticipated that these closures will be in place from around 10pm on Saturday 26 May, and will re-open by 6am the following morning.
The A90 southbound slip road will remain open while the A90 northbound carriageway closure is in place.
There will also be no access to the northbound A90 from Glasslaw Junction or Spurryhillock Junction during this time.
Diversions will be sign-posted. Road users intending to travel north on the A90 should leave the A90 at Glasslaw Junction onto the A92, known locally as the Coast Road (Dunfermline to Stonehaven Road), then turn left onto the A957 and travel through Stonehaven via Dunnottar Avenue, Bridgefield, Allardice Street, David Street and the B979 Netherley Road where they can re-join the A90 northbound at the new roundabout.
Road users intending to travel north on the A90 from Spurryhillock Junction should instead take Broomhill Road, Kirkton Road, Arduthie Road, Evan Street, turn left onto Allardice Street, David Street and the B979 Netherley Road where they can join the A90 northbound at the new roundabout.
Access to the northbound A90 from the B979 Netherley Road will be unaffected.
A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:
“The contractor considered a range of options, along with stakeholders including Police Scotland, to enable them to carry out these works and this overnight closure provided the safest method of installing the new signage.
“The new variable message sign will form part of the Intelligent Transport System being installed as part of the project. Due to the size of the sign, a crane will be required to manoeuvre it into place and the carriageway will need to be closed to traffic to allow this operation to be undertaken safely. The contractor has therefore arranged for this closure to take place overnight to ensure that inconvenience to road users kept to a minimum.
“While these works are underway, we kindly request drivers to observe all of the signage and speed limits that are in place to enhance the safety of pedestrians, road users and road workers.”