AWPR - rescheduled weekend convoy for A947 Goval

Convoy working is expected to be in place on a short section of the A947 at Goval during quieter periods this weekend from around 8pm Friday 23 February to 6am on Monday 26 February, as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.

The essential surfacing work is expected to take place this weekend after previous dates, which had been originally planned for earlier this month, had to be rescheduled by the contractor due to unfavourable weather conditions.

During works operations, the temporary traffic measures will be in operation to enhance the safety of road users and road workers while the contractor completes surfacing works which will connect the new A947 with the existing A947. Additional signage will be in place to advise road users when the convoy restriction is in operation. During busier traffic flow periods, work at this location will cease and the convoy restriction will be removed.
Temporary traffic signals will also be in use on the A947 at Goval for the full weekend.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:

“The previously planned works at this location had to be rescheduled as poor weather conditions prevented surfacing works from being undertaken. The works planned for this weekend are therefore also weather dependent and are subject to further change.

“The temporary traffic signals and convoy working are required to enhance the safety of road workers, who will be working in close proximity to traffic. This requires road users to stop at temporary traffic signals. During quieter periods, the contractor will escort road users through the works at 10mph as part of a convoy for safety reasons, using an official site vehicle.

“The contractor has timed these works to minimise the impact they may have on road users. However, we would like to encourage those drivers who would normally consider using the A947 at Goval to allow themselves additional travelling time so that they can reach their destination safely and on time.

"We thank road users in advance for their patience during this period."