AWPR - overnight closures for B979 at Stonehaven

Two overnight road closures are required on the B979 at Stonehaven this weekend to enable surfacing works to be undertaken on the new roundabout, which will form part of the new Stonehaven Junction, as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty project.

It is anticipated a section of the B979, between the new Ury Estate and the new A90 southbound slip road, will be closed between 10pm and 6am on Friday 20 April and Saturday 21 April 2018. The slip roads to and from the northbound A90 to the B979 will also be closed during these times.

Diversions will be sign-posted.

Road users intending to travel north from Stonehaven on the B979 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. They should then travel northbound on the A90 to the Bridge of Dee in Aberdeen, the B9077 South Deeside Road and then the B979 at Maryculter.
Road users intending to travel south on the B979 towards Stonehaven should travel along the B9077 South Deeside Road to the A90 at Bridge of Dee in Aberdeen and head south, taking the first exist to Stonehaven, U90K Den of Logie Road.

Traffic intending to access the B979 from the A90 northbound should follow the above diversion via the Bridge of Dee. Traffic intending to access Stonehaven from the A90 northbound should continue on the A90 to the Newtonhill Flyover and re-join the A90 heading south, taking the first exit to Stonehaven, U90K Den of Logie Road.

Access to the A90 via the new southbound slip road will be available from Stonehaven during these closures; however, those wishing to access the A90 southbound from the B979 north of the closure should follow the above diversion via the Bridge of Dee.

For safety reasons, it will not be possible to permit access for pedestrians or cyclists through these closures; however, a free taxi service will be available to provide transfers to the other side of the closure via the diversion.

All of the above works are weather dependent and are therefore subject to change at short notice.
A further series of overnight closures will be required to carry out surfacing on the B979 to the south of the roundabout and commence installation of the permanent traffic signals. Dates for these closures will be detailed in the traffic management section of the project website once confirmed.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:

“The works planned for this weekend will enable to contractor to complete the surfacing of the new roundabout.

“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 Netherley Road over this weekend and during the following 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.”