AWPR - weekend closure of southbound A90 at Charleston

The contractor for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project is expecting to close the A90 southbound carriageway at Charleston from around 10pm on Friday 1 June until 6am on Monday 4 June to undertake road surfacing and kerbing works.

A number of sign-posted diversions will be in operation throughout this period, during which time the new Charleston Bridge will be closed for use.

Some delays are likely throughout the closure and drivers are advised to consider their journey and avoid the A90 and A956 at Charleston, if possible.

A90 northbound - Road users travelling northbound on the A90 will be unaffected by the works, however, road users travelling northbound on the A90 who wish to continue their journey on the A956 eastbound should continue north to the roundabout at the south of the Bridge of Dee where they will be directed to the A956 via Great Southern Road and West Tullos Road.

A90 southbound - Road users travelling southbound on the A90 will be diverted onto the new southbound diverge slip road north of Charleston and will re-join the A90 using the new southbound merge slip road south of Charleston. Road users travelling southbound on the A90 who wish to continue their journey on the A956 eastbound will follow the same diversion and then continue south to Findon Junction where they will be directed to rejoin the A90 travelling northbound and continue to the A956 using the diversion described above.

A956 westbound - Road users travelling westbound on the A956 who wish to continue their journey on the A90 northbound or southbound will be diverted from the A956 to travel south on Wellington Road and Old Stonehaven Road to Findon Junction, where they will be able to join the A90 and continue northbound or southbound as required.

Wellington Road, between the A956 and Old Stonehaven Road - The section of Wellington Road between the A956 and Cove Road (C8K) will only be available in the southbound direction, with no access along this section for northbound traffic. Access from this area to the A90 northbound and southbound will be available via Wellington Road south of Cove Road (C8K), Old Stonehaven Road and Findon Junction.  Access from this area to the A956 will be via the same route and the diversion for the A956 described above.

All works are dependent on suitable weather conditions, and may be subject to change at short notice.

A Transport Scotland spokesperson said:

“From around 10pm on Friday night, until 6am on Monday morning, road users will see a significant, but temporary, change to road layout in Charleston and as such we would like to remind all road users to observe signage and drive with caution.

“Road users who would normally use the southbound A90 at Charleston should plan their journeys in advance and consider giving themselves additional travelling time so that they can reach their destination safely and on time.

“The contractor has been working closely with Police Scotland and the local authorities to ensure that anyone who needs to use the A90 southbound carriageway has an alternative available to them, while maintaining the safety of road users and road workers.

“We would like to thank road users and the local community for their on-going support and patience during the construction works.”