AWPR Rail Bridge Delivery
A new bridge which will carry the AWPR/B-T over the Aberdeen to Inverness railway line will take a major step forward later this week when twenty-eight 20m long beams are delivered to Dyce.
The beams will be delivered using 14 wide load vehicles, which will carry two beams per truck, between Saturday 9 January and Tuesday 12 January 2016.
The trucks will travel north on the A90 and take the turn off for the A956, passing Loirston Loch.
They will then travel north on the West Tullos Road before turning right over the River Dee and then left along Riverside Drive. They turn left onto Holburn Street before turning right at the Garthdee roundabout and heading over Anderson Drive to the Haudagain Roundabout.
The trucks will turn left at the Haudagain and travel along the A96, Inverurie Road until they reach the Airport roundabout, where they turn right onto Dyce Drive.
The beams will be held at the observation area overlooking the runway at the north end of Dyce Drive until they are ready to be transferred onto the construction site. The observation area will be closed to traffic between Saturday 9 January until Friday 15 January.
The deliveries will be transported during daylight for safety reasons, between 9.30am and 3.30pm each day.
An AWPR/B-T spokesperson said:
“Beam deliveries are integral to the AWPR/B-T project, which will have 75 principal structures, two river crossings, one railway bridge and over 70 culverts.
“We are working closely with Police Scotland and the local authorities to minimise any disruption that these deliveries may bring.
“We would like to thank the north east community for its on-going support and patience during the construction of the AWPR/B-T.”
More information on major traffic management works being undertaken on behalf of the AWPR/B-T can be found on the project site at http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/road/aberdeen-western-peripheral-route/traffic-management