AWPR - weekend closure for B979 at Stonehaven
Significant works are expected to be undertaken on the B979 at Stonehaven over this weekend, as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.
A section of the B979, between the new Ury Estate and the new A90 southbound slip road, will be closed from 8 PM on Saturday 14 April until 6 AM on Monday 16 April. The slip roads to and from the northbound A90 to the B979 will also be closed during these times. These closures will enable workers to carry out surfacing works on the B979 and new roundabout which will form part of the new Stonehaven Junction.
These works are weather dependent and are therefore may be subject to change at short notice.
Diversions will be sign-posted.
Road users intending to travel north from Stonehaven on the B979 should travel via the B979 David Street, Allardice Street and then the A957 Bridgefield, Dunnottar Avenue up to Glasslaw Junction. They should then turn right onto the A92, known locally as the Coast Road (Stonehaven to Dunfermline Road), which leads to the A90. They should then travel northbound on the A90 to the Bridge of Dee in Aberdeen, the B9077 South Deeside Road and then the B979 at Maryculter.
Road users intending to travel south on the B979 towards Stonehaven should travel along the B9077 South Deeside Road to the A90 at Bridge of Dee in Aberdeen and head south, taking the first exit to Stonehaven, U90K Den of Logie Road.
Traffic intending to access the B979 from the A90 northbound should follow the above diversion via the Bridge of Dee. Traffic intending to access Stonehaven from the A90 northbound should continue on the A90 to the Newtonhill Flyover and re-join the A90 heading south, taking the first exit to Stonehaven, U90K Den of Logie Road.
Access to the A90 via the new southbound slip road will be available from Stonehaven during this closure; however, those wishing to access the A90 southbound from the B979 north of the closure should follow the above diversion via the Bridge of Dee.
For safety reasons, it will not be possible to permit access for pedestrians or cyclists through these closures; however, a taxi service will be available to provide transfers to the other side of the closure via the diversion.
A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:
“The contractor has been working closely with Police Scotland and the local authorities to time these works to take place during periods when traffic is normally quieter.
“We would advise road users who would normally use this route to plan their journey in advance so that they can reach their destination safely and on time. 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.