AWPR - Temporary Traffic Signals for North Deeside Road/Milltimber Brae

Temporary traffic signals are expected to be in place at the junction of the A93 North Deeside Road and B979 Milltimber Brae for around four weeks from 7am on Saturday 28 October, as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.

These temporary traffic signals will enable the contractor to continue construction works, including the installation of permanent traffic signals at this junction. The timings of the temporary signals will be monitored and adjusted to optimise traffic flow, however delays can be expected as available road space will be restricted at times to allow works to be carried out safely. The contractor is expecting the permanent traffic signals to become operational during late November.

A road closure of the B979 at the junction with the A93 will also be required mid- November to allow surfacing works to be completed prior to the permanent traffic signals becoming operational. Further details will be announced once these arrangements have been finalised.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:

“Over the past few months, the layout of the road around the existing temporary roundabout, will change.  Drivers are asked to expect some delays until these essential  works to this new junction are complete.

“Temporary traffic signals will be in use to enable the contractor to continue construction works safely.
“We would like to thank road users and the local community for their on-going support and patience during these construction works.”

When complete, the AWPR/B-T will help to reduce congestion, cut journey times, improve safety and lower pollution in Aberdeen City Centre. It will also enable local authorities to develop public transport solutions.

Over the next three decades, the AWPR/B-T is expected to bring in an additional £6 billion to the north-east economy and create around 14,000 new jobs. Around 1,500 are currently working on the project, including on-the-job training for apprentices and local employment opportunities for long-term unemployed people.

For the latest traffic management information, visit the AWPR/B-T project site. Traffic management is subject to change.