AWPR - overnight weekend closures for A90 Charleston

The A90 is expected to close for three nights from Friday 26 May to enable the contractor to undertake road surfacing works near to and on the new bridge at Charleston, as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.

The A90 will close at 8pm on Friday 26 May and reopen the following morning around 6am. The A90 will close slightly later on Saturday 27 May at 10pm to enable football fans returning from the Scottish Cup Final to use the A90 at Charleston in advance of the road closure. The road will reopen around 6am. The road will again close at 8pm on Sunday 28 May and reopen at 6am the following morning.

Day-time contraflows are also expected to be in place on Saturday 27 May, between 6am and 10pm, and on Sunday 28 May, between 6am and 8pm.

Diversions will be sign-posted. Road users heading northbound will leave the A90 at Findon Junction and travel up the new C5K road where it will link in with the A956 Wellington Road. This will enable road users to rejoin the A90 northbound or cross over the A90 to the A956 Wellington Road.

Road users travelling south, should exit the A90 using the existing southbound Charleston offslip road, travel along the A956 Wellington Road, turn at the roundabout and re-join the A956 Wellington Road to head south using the A90 southbound onslip road.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said: 

“These works have been timed to minimise the impact they may have on road users. Football fans returning to the north east after the Scottish Cup Final, for instance, will be pleased to learn that the A90 will remain open until 10pm on Saturday 27 May so that they can travel home without having to negotiate a diversion at Charleston.

“However, we would like to encourage road users who need to travel through or nearby this area over this weekend to plan their journeys in advance so they can reach their destination safely and on time.

“The contractor has been working closely with Police Scotland and the local authorities to ensure that anyone who needs to use this key junction at Charleston while these works are underway can continue their journey, while enhancing the safety of road users and road workers.

“We would like to thank road users and the local community for their on-going support and patience during the construction works.”