AWPR - sections of A90, A92 and A96 to be de-trunked
Transport Scotland will transfer the management of sections of the A90, A92 and A96 to Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council on Monday 1 April 2019, in line with the orders published in 2010 and 2012, as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.
This process, called ‘de-trunking’, will result in the local authorities operating and maintaining the following sections of road:
- The A92 (previously the A90) from Charleston to the Haudagain roundabout (Stonehaven road, Bridge of Dee, Anderson Drive) will become the responsibility of Aberdeen City Council
- The A92 (previously the A90), from Haudagain roundabout to Blackdog (The Parkway, Ellon Road) will become the responsibility of Aberdeen City Council
- The A96, from Craibstone to the Haudagain Roundabout will become the responsibility of Aberdeen City Council
- The A90 (to be reclassified as B977) between Balmedie and the A975 (Newburgh road) junction will become the responsibility of Aberdeenshire Council.
The de-trunked sections of road will no longer form part of the trunk road network although other sections of the A92 and A96 will continue to be the responsibility of Transport Scotland.
A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:
“The transfer of these roads will enable the local authorities to adapt local transport to better fit with local needs, if required, as the level of strategic traffic, such as long distance heavy goods vehicles, using them is expected to significantly decrease.
“This change follows discussions with both local authorities before the draft orders were published in 2007. Discussions are being finalised on a one-off settlement payment to enable the local authorities to maintain these sections of road to an agreed standard, as part of the detrunking process.
“If road users identify any issues with these roads, they should contact the relevant roads authority with details to ensure a swift response.”